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Sporangium of Saksenaea vasiformis. <br />
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Sporangium of Saksenaea vasiformis.
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Saksenaea vasiformis is a member of Saksenaeaceae (Mucoromycota). It is found in soils worldwide and is an opportunistic pathogen of humans (known to cause necrotizing fasciitis "flesh-eating disease"). Sporangia of S. vasiformis have a characteristic flask-shaped structure, making identification straightforward once sporulation has occurred.

The genome sequence and gene models of Saksenaea vasiformis B4078 were not determined by the JGI, rather they were acquired from Jason Stajich in June, 2016. In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into Mycocosm. JGI tools were used to automatically annotate predicted proteins. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by the Stajich lab and is therefore not automatically updated.

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