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Suillus quiescens AUS223
Suillus quiescens Aus223 growing in a South Australian radiata pine plantation, photo by R. Vilgalys

Suillus quiescens is an ectomycorrhizal mushroom associated with 2-needle pine forests of California and Oregon. This species has also been introduced into temperate regions of Australia and New Zealand with its host (Pinus radiata) where it can also be associated with biological invasion by pines into native forests. Suillus species are important for pine forest restoration following natural and human-made disturbances, have potential for bioremediation (mycoremediation), and likely play an important role in facilitating soil carbon sequestration in mycorrhizal forests.

This genome is part of the JGI Community Science Program Project 502931,  “A genome atlas of the ectomycorrhizal genus Suillus: Phylogenetic diversity and population genomics of a keystone guild of symbiotic forest fungi” (N. Nguyen, PI), also Project 504376,  "Genetic, community, and ecosystem consequences of co-introduction of mycorrhizal fungi with exotic pines" (H.-L. Liao, PI). Please contact the PIs for permission prior to the use of any data in publications.


Hoeksema, J. D. et al. Ectomycorrhizal Plant-Fungal Co-invasions as Natural Experiments for Connecting Plant and Fungal Traits to Their Ecosystem Consequences. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 3, 84 (2020) doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2020.00084

Nguyen NH, Vellinga EC, Bruns TD, Kennedy PG. 2016. Phylogenetic assessment of global Suillus ITS sequences supports morphologically defined species and reveals synonymous and undescribed taxa. Mycologia 108:1216–1228, doi:10.3852/16-106.