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Suillus decipiens
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Suillus decipiens (Berk. &Curtis) Kuntze is an ectomycorrhizal mushroom-forming fungus in the family Boletaceae. Fruiting bodies of this species have a smooth pale reddish pileus (cap) covered with dry reddish hairs, radial tubes, and pale or grey stalk with thin cottony partial veil. S. decipiens is primarily found in the Gulf States but can also be found across the eastern United States. Preferred plant hosts include loblolly pine (P. taeda) and other 2-3 needle pines. Based on molecular systematics, S. decipiens is closely related with S. pictus, which also produces dry reddish fibrils but is associated only with 5-needle (white) pines in eastern N. America.

This genome is part of JGI/EMSL Collaborative Science Project (proposal 48480) "Integrated genomic/transcriptomic/secretomic study of plant-fungal interactions between pines and their symbiotic ectomycorrhizal fungi in the mushroom genus Suillus".


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