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Maximum-Likelihood phylogeny generated by FastTree for Thermoascus crustaceus CBS 18167 and related species

The genome sequence and gene prediction of Thermoascus crustaceus CBS 18167 have not been determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from CSFG on July 31, 2022. In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into Mycocosm. Please note that this copy of the genome is not automatically updated. JGI tools were used to automatically annotate predicted proteins.

Thermoascus crustaceus, basionym Dactylomyces crustaceus, is a thermophilic fungus in the Eurotiales order. Its growth temperature optimum is 45 ºC (1). Thermostable enzymes, with optimal temperature 65 ºC or above has been reported (2,3). Sequencing of T. crustaceus will provide key insights into the expression of thermostable polysaccharide deconstructing enzymes and allow comparison with other Thermoascus sequenced species.

Note: If you intend to publish any articles including Thermoascus crustaceus CBS 18167 genomic data, please contact Adrian Tsang for permission prior to publication: [email protected]


1. Morgenstern I, Powlowski J, Ishmael N, Darmond C, Marqueteau S, Moisan MC, Quenneville G, Tsang A. A molecular phylogeny of thermophilic fungi. Fungal Biol. 2012 Apr;116(4):489-502.

2. Garbin AP, Garcia NFL, Cavalheiro GF, Silvestre MA, Rodrigues A, Paz MFD, Fonseca GG, Leite RSR. β-glucosidase from thermophilic fungus Thermoascus crustaceus: production and industrial potential. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2021 Mar 26;93(1):e20191349.

3. Gilbert M, Yaguchi M, Watson DC, Wong KKY, Breuil C, Saddler JN. A comparison of two xylanases from the thermophilic fungi Thielavia terrestris and Thermoascus crustaceus. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 1993 40,508–514.