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Conidiophores and conidia (upper right panel) of Trichoderma atrobrunneum ITEM 908. Photo credits: Dr. Claudio Altomare, National Research Council, Italy

The genome sequence and gene models of Trichoderma atrobrunneum ITEM 908 were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from NCBI on Oct 5, 2018 and the gff3 file provided by the authors. 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 NCBI and is therefore not automatically updated.

T. atrobrunneum F.B. Rocha, P. Chaverri & W. Jaklitsch is a species recently described within the T. harzianum species complex and phylogenetically close to T. afroharzianum and T. guizhouense. Like other closely related species in the T. harzianum species complex, T. atrobrunneum exhibits biocontrol, plant growth promoting and plant defense inducing activities. The whole genome of the isolate T. atrobrunneum ITEM 908 has been recently sequenced and published. T. atrobrunneum ITEM 908 has several noteworthy biological properties. Originally selected as a biocontrol agent of damping-off and root and stem rots of vegetables caused by Rhizoctonia solani, this isolate was eventually found capable of promoting growth and development of the root system in tomato and to be rhizosphere competent. Also, it produces metabolites with fagodeterrent activity that are active against aphid pests and is able to modulate the expression of genes associated with plant immune responses and activate plant defense priming against the root knot nematode (RKN) Meloidogyne incognita.

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