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Web alert: fungal genomics

An annotated selection of World Wide Web sites relevant to the topics in Environmental Microbiology

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  • Lawrence P. Wackett

    1. McKnight Professor and Head
      Microbial Biochemistry and Biotechnology
      Department of Biochemistry
      Molecular Biology and Biophysics
      University of Minnesota
      St Paul, MN 55108, USA
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Fungal genomics laboratory

http://www.fungalgenomics.ncsu.edu/

The fungal genomics laboratory is set up to analyse the function of genes from fungi that are important in industrial applications.

The hyphal tip: fungal genomics

http://fungalgenomes.org/blog/

This entertaining site contains links to much useful information on fungal genomics. It also provides a good way to keep up with events in the relevant scientific community.

Resources for fungal comparative genomics

http://fungal.genome.duke.edu/

This website contains annotation data for sequenced fungal genomes. It also provides information on taxonomic relatedness as informed by genomics.

Fungal genome research

http://fungalgenomes.org/

This webpage provides linkages to data, discussions and analysis of fungal genomes.

Fungal genome initiative

http://www.broad.mit.edu/node/304

This website provides information relevant to genomic data for fungi that are of interest because of their role in human or plant disease and for industrial processing.

Genomic explorations of hemiascomycete yeasts

http://cbi.labri.fr/Genolevures/

A research consortium maintains this website that deals with one specific fungal class. The site provides sequences and tools for analysis.

Trichoderma reesei

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichoderma_reesei

Trichoderma reesei is a filamentous fungus that is important for its secretion of a wide range of cellulolytic enzymes. Its genome has been sequenced.

Fungal mitochondrial genome project

http://www.bch.umontreal.ca/People/lang/FMGP/seqprojects.html

This site contains information on the biology and mitochondrial DNA sequences of selected fungi.

Aspergillus genome resources

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/guide/aspergillus/

This webpage provides excellent links to a range of Aspergillus genomic resources. From the homepage, it is possible to query NCBI databases in one step.

Aspergillus comparative database

http://www.broad.mit.edu/annotation/genome/aspergillus_nidulans/MultiHome.html

Different Aspergillus species are alternately helpful and destructive to humans. In this context, it is useful to have the resources to do comparative genomics with sequences from members of this genera.

Phanerochaete chrysosporium genome

http://genome.jgi-psf.org/Phchr1/Phchr1.home.html

Phanerochaete chrysosporium is widely known for its lignin degradative activities. The genome of this model organism will contribute to an understanding of naturally occurring lignin degradation processes.

Agaricus bisporus genome sequencing

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/whri/research/agaricusgenome

Agaricus bisporus is a major edible mushroom. This website provides information on the genome project for that organism that is derived from a number of collaborating laboratories.

Fungal genetics stock center

http://www.fgsc.net/

This website is a clearinghouse for a diverse collection of fungi that are available to researchers.

Fungal genome resources

http://www.fgsc.net/outlink.html

This webpage provides links to many other sites dealing with fungal biology and genomics.

Fungal genome resource

http://gene.genetics.uga.edu/

This webpage is a general resource that links to a number of fungal genome project pages.

Neurospora genome project

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~neurosporagenome/

Neurospora is an important model organism in biological research. This website provides information on genomics and transcriptomics relevant to this genus.

MIPS: fungal genome analysis

http://mips.gsf.de/projects/fungi

This page provides information and links to genomes from Neurospora crassa, Fusarium graminearum, Ustilago maydis and other fungi.

Saccharomyces genome database

http://www.yeastgenome.org/

Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a model organism and it is important economically in baking, brewing and ethanol fuel production. This database covering the Saccharomyces genome is very comprehensive and provides an excellent resource for the scientific community.

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