This project entails whole-genome sequencing of a suite of 30 saprotrophic (decayer) Basidiomycota fungi. The organisms targeted are particularly relevant to the “Biorefinery” portfolio being established by DOE JGI under the auspices of the “Genomic Encyclopedia of Fungi.” The chosen taxa represent fourteen of the approximately eighteen major clades (orders and subclasses) of Agaricomycotina, including five independent brown rot lineages, to describe gene content and facilitate functional (expression) and evolutionary analyses. Additional analyses will assess the evolution of decay mechanisms of the taxa.
Principal Investigators: David S. Hibbett, Clark University
Program: CSP 2011