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Title : Simultaneous Emergence of Multidrug-Resistant Candida auris on 3 Continents Confirmed by Whole-Genome Sequencing and Epidemiological Analyses - Lockhart_2017_Clin.Infect.Dis_64_134
Author(s) : Lockhart SR , Etienne KA , Vallabhaneni S , Farooqi J , Chowdhary A , Govender NP , Colombo AL , Calvo B , Cuomo CA , Desjardins CA , Berkow EL , Castanheira M , Magobo RE , Jabeen K , Asghar RJ , Meis JF , Jackson B , Chiller T , Litvintseva AP
Ref : Clin Infect Dis , 64 :134 , 2017
Abstract : BACKGROUND: Candida auris, a multidrug-resistant yeast that causes invasive infections, was first described in 2009 in Japan and has since been reported from several countries. METHODS: To understand the global emergence and epidemiology of C. auris, we obtained isolates from 54 patients with C. auris infection from Pakistan, India, South Africa, and Venezuela during 2012-2015 and the type specimen from Japan. Patient information was available for 41 of the isolates. We conducted antifungal susceptibility testing and whole-genome sequencing (WGS). RESULTS: Available clinical information revealed that 41% of patients had diabetes mellitus, 51% had undergone recent surgery, 73% had a central venous catheter, and 41% were receiving systemic antifungal therapy when C. auris was isolated. The median time from admission to infection was 19 days (interquartile range, 9-36 days), 61% of patients had bloodstream infection, and 59% died. Using stringent break points, 93% of isolates were resistant to fluconazole, 35% to amphotericin B, and 7% to echinocandins; 41% were resistant to 2 antifungal classes and 4% were resistant to 3 classes. WGS demonstrated that isolates were grouped into unique clades by geographic region. Clades were separated by thousands of single-nucleotide polymorphisms, but within each clade isolates were clonal. Different mutations in ERG11 were associated with azole resistance in each geographic clade. CONCLUSIONS: C. auris is an emerging healthcare-associated pathogen associated with high mortality. Treatment options are limited, due to antifungal resistance. WGS analysis suggests nearly simultaneous, and recent, independent emergence of different clonal populations on 3 continents. Risk factors and transmission mechanisms need to be elucidated to guide control measures.
ESTHER : Lockhart_2017_Clin.Infect.Dis_64_134
PubMedSearch : Lockhart_2017_Clin.Infect.Dis_64_134
PubMedID: 27988485
Gene_locus related to this paper: canar-a0a2h1a5v8

Title : Exploring the genomic diversity of black yeasts and relatives (Chaetothyriales, Ascomycota) - Teixeira_2017_Stud.Mycol_86_1
Author(s) : Teixeira MM , Moreno LF , Stielow BJ , Muszewska A , Hainaut M , Gonzaga L , Abouelleil A , Patane JS , Priest M , Souza R , Young S , Ferreira KS , Zeng Q , da Cunha MM , Gladki A , Barker B , Vicente VA , de Souza EM , Almeida S , Henrissat B , Vasconcelos AT , Deng S , Voglmayr H , Moussa TA , Gorbushina A , Felipe MS , Cuomo CA , de Hoog GS
Ref : Stud Mycol , 86 :1 , 2017
Abstract : The order Chaetothyriales (Pezizomycotina, Ascomycetes) harbours obligatorily melanised fungi and includes numerous etiologic agents of chromoblastomycosis, phaeohyphomycosis and other diseases of vertebrate hosts. Diseases range from mild cutaneous to fatal cerebral or disseminated infections and affect humans and cold-blooded animals globally. In addition, Chaetothyriales comprise species with aquatic, rock-inhabiting, ant-associated, and mycoparasitic life-styles, as well as species that tolerate toxic compounds, suggesting a high degree of versatile extremotolerance. To understand their biology and divergent niche occupation, we sequenced and annotated a set of 23 genomes of main the human opportunists within the Chaetothyriales as well as related environmental species. Our analyses included fungi with diverse life-styles, namely opportunistic pathogens and closely related saprobes, to identify genomic adaptations related to pathogenesis. Furthermore, ecological preferences of Chaetothyriales were analysed, in conjuncture with the order-level phylogeny based on conserved ribosomal genes. General characteristics, phylogenomic relationships, transposable elements, sex-related genes, protein family evolution, genes related to protein degradation (MEROPS), carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes), melanin synthesis and secondary metabolism were investigated and compared between species. Genome assemblies varied from 25.81 Mb (Capronia coronata) to 43.03 Mb (Cladophialophora immunda). The bantiana-clade contained the highest number of predicted genes (12817 on average) as well as larger genomes. We found a low content of mobile elements, with DNA transposons from Tc1/Mariner superfamily being the most abundant across analysed species. Additionally, we identified a reduction of carbohydrate degrading enzymes, specifically many of the Glycosyl Hydrolase (GH) class, while most of the Pectin Lyase (PL) genes were lost in etiological agents of chromoblastomycosis and phaeohyphomycosis. An expansion was found in protein degrading peptidase enzyme families S12 (serine-type D-Ala-D-Ala carboxypeptidases) and M38 (isoaspartyl dipeptidases). Based on genomic information, a wide range of abilities of melanin biosynthesis was revealed; genes related to metabolically distinct DHN, DOPA and pyomelanin pathways were identified. The MAT (MAting Type) locus and other sex-related genes were recognized in all 23 black fungi. Members of the asexual genera Fonsecaea and Cladophialophora appear to be heterothallic with a single copy of either MAT-1-1 or MAT-1-2 in each individual. All Capronia species are homothallic as both MAT1-1 and MAT1-2 genes were found in each single genome. The genomic synteny of the MAT-locus flanking genes (SLA2-APN2-COX13) is not conserved in black fungi as is commonly observed in Eurotiomycetes, indicating a unique genomic context for MAT in those species. The heterokaryon (het) genes expansion associated with the low selective pressure at the MAT-locus suggests that a parasexual cycle may play an important role in generating diversity among those fungi.
ESTHER : Teixeira_2017_Stud.Mycol_86_1
PubMedSearch : Teixeira_2017_Stud.Mycol_86_1
PubMedID: 28348446
Gene_locus related to this paper: exodn-h6btr2 , exodn-h6c4y3

Title : Genome analysis of three Pneumocystis species reveals adaptation mechanisms to life exclusively in mammalian hosts - Ma_2016_Nat.Commun_7_10740
Author(s) : Ma L , Chen Z , Huang da W , Kutty G , Ishihara M , Wang H , Abouelleil A , Bishop L , Davey E , Deng R , Deng X , Fan L , Fantoni G , FitzGerald M , Gogineni E , Goldberg JM , Handley G , Hu X , Huber C , Jiao X , Jones K , Levin JZ , Liu Y , Macdonald P , Melnikov A , Raley C , Sassi M , Sherman BT , Song X , Sykes S , Tran B , Walsh L , Xia Y , Yang J , Young S , Zeng Q , Zheng X , Stephens R , Nusbaum C , Birren BW , Azadi P , Lempicki RA , Cuomo CA , Kovacs JA
Ref : Nat Commun , 7 :10740 , 2016
Abstract : Pneumocystis jirovecii is a major cause of life-threatening pneumonia in immunosuppressed patients including transplant recipients and those with HIV/AIDS, yet surprisingly little is known about the biology of this fungal pathogen. Here we report near complete genome assemblies for three Pneumocystis species that infect humans, rats and mice. Pneumocystis genomes are highly compact relative to other fungi, with substantial reductions of ribosomal RNA genes, transporters, transcription factors and many metabolic pathways, but contain expansions of surface proteins, especially a unique and complex surface glycoprotein superfamily, as well as proteases and RNA processing proteins. Unexpectedly, the key fungal cell wall components chitin and outer chain N-mannans are absent, based on genome content and experimental validation. Our findings suggest that Pneumocystis has developed unique mechanisms of adaptation to life exclusively in mammalian hosts, including dependence on the lungs for gas and nutrients and highly efficient strategies to escape both host innate and acquired immune defenses.
ESTHER : Ma_2016_Nat.Commun_7_10740
PubMedSearch : Ma_2016_Nat.Commun_7_10740
PubMedID: 26899007
Gene_locus related to this paper: pnec8-a0a0w4zi95 , pnemu-m7nra0 , pnej8-l0pgn2 , pnemu-m7nsb0

Title : The Dynamic Genome and Transcriptome of the Human Fungal Pathogen Blastomyces and Close Relative Emmonsia - Munoz_2015_PLoS.Genet_11_e1005493
Author(s) : Munoz JF , Gauthier GM , Desjardins CA , Gallo JE , Holder J , Sullivan TD , Marty AJ , Carmen JC , Chen Z , Ding L , Gujja S , Magrini V , Misas E , Mitreva M , Priest M , Saif S , Whiston EA , Young S , Zeng Q , Goldman WE , Mardis ER , Taylor JW , McEwen JG , Clay OK , Klein BS , Cuomo CA
Ref : PLoS Genet , 11 :e1005493 , 2015
Abstract : Three closely related thermally dimorphic pathogens are causal agents of major fungal diseases affecting humans in the Americas: blastomycosis, histoplasmosis and paracoccidioidomycosis. Here we report the genome sequence and analysis of four strains of the etiological agent of blastomycosis, Blastomyces, and two species of the related genus Emmonsia, typically pathogens of small mammals. Compared to related species, Blastomyces genomes are highly expanded, with long, often sharply demarcated tracts of low GC-content sequence. These GC-poor isochore-like regions are enriched for gypsy elements, are variable in total size between isolates, and are least expanded in the avirulent B. dermatitidis strain ER-3 as compared with the virulent B. gilchristii strain SLH14081. The lack of similar regions in related species suggests these isochore-like regions originated recently in the ancestor of the Blastomyces lineage. While gene content is highly conserved between Blastomyces and related fungi, we identified changes in copy number of genes potentially involved in host interaction, including proteases and characterized antigens. In addition, we studied gene expression changes of B. dermatitidis during the interaction of the infectious yeast form with macrophages and in a mouse model. Both experiments highlight a strong antioxidant defense response in Blastomyces, and upregulation of dioxygenases in vivo suggests that dioxide produced by antioxidants may be further utilized for amino acid metabolism. We identify a number of functional categories upregulated exclusively in vivo, such as secreted proteins, zinc acquisition proteins, and cysteine and tryptophan metabolism, which may include critical virulence factors missed before in in vitro studies. Across the dimorphic fungi, loss of certain zinc acquisition genes and differences in amino acid metabolism suggest unique adaptations of Blastomyces to its host environment. These results reveal the dynamics of genome evolution and of factors contributing to virulence in Blastomyces.
ESTHER : Munoz_2015_PLoS.Genet_11_e1005493
PubMedSearch : Munoz_2015_PLoS.Genet_11_e1005493
PubMedID: 26439490
Gene_locus related to this paper: ajedr-c5gqv9 , 9euro-a0a2b7ztc4 , 9euro-a0a2b7wr51 , blags-a0a179v0z0 , 9euro-a0a0h1bel0 , blags-a0a179udh1 , ajedr-kex1 , ajedr-cbpya

Title : Draft Genome Sequence of the Cellulolytic Fungus Chaetomium globosum - Cuomo_2015_Genome.Announc_3_E00021
Author(s) : Cuomo CA , Untereiner WA , Ma LJ , Grabherr M , Birren BW
Ref : Genome Announc , 3 : , 2015
Abstract : Chaetomium globosum is a filamentous fungus typically isolated from cellulosic substrates. This species also causes superficial infections of humans and, more rarely, can cause cerebral infections. Here, we report the genome sequence of C. globosum isolate CBS 148.51, which will facilitate the study and comparative analysis of this fungus.
ESTHER : Cuomo_2015_Genome.Announc_3_E00021
PubMedSearch : Cuomo_2015_Genome.Announc_3_E00021
PubMedID: 25720678
Gene_locus related to this paper: chagb-q2h5j0 , chagb-q2h6w8 , chagb-q2gpq3 , chagb-q2gyn8 , chagb-q2h2d0

Title : Sex and parasites: genomic and transcriptomic analysis of Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae, the biotrophic and plant-castrating anther smut fungus - Perlin_2015_BMC.Genomics_16_461
Author(s) : Perlin MH , Amselem J , Fontanillas E , Toh SS , Chen Z , Goldberg J , Duplessis S , Henrissat B , Young S , Zeng Q , Aguileta G , Petit E , Badouin H , Andrews J , Razeeq D , Gabaldon T , Quesneville H , Giraud T , Hood ME , Schultz DJ , Cuomo CA
Ref : BMC Genomics , 16 :461 , 2015
Abstract : BACKGROUND: The genus Microbotryum includes plant pathogenic fungi afflicting a wide variety of hosts with anther smut disease. Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae infects Silene latifolia and replaces host pollen with fungal spores, exhibiting biotrophy and necrosis associated with altering plant development. RESULTS: We determined the haploid genome sequence for M. lychnidis-dioicae and analyzed whole transcriptome data from plant infections and other stages of the fungal lifecycle, revealing the inventory and expression level of genes that facilitate pathogenic growth. Compared to related fungi, an expanded number of major facilitator superfamily transporters and secretory lipases were detected; lipase gene expression was found to be altered by exposure to lipid compounds, which signaled a switch to dikaryotic, pathogenic growth. In addition, while enzymes to digest cellulose, xylan, xyloglucan, and highly substituted forms of pectin were absent, along with depletion of peroxidases and superoxide dismutases that protect the fungus from oxidative stress, the repertoire of glycosyltransferases and of enzymes that could manipulate host development has expanded. A total of 14% of the genome was categorized as repetitive sequences. Transposable elements have accumulated in mating-type chromosomal regions and were also associated across the genome with gene clusters of small secreted proteins, which may mediate host interactions. CONCLUSIONS: The unique absence of enzyme classes for plant cell wall degradation and maintenance of enzymes that break down components of pollen tubes and flowers provides a striking example of biotrophic host adaptation.
ESTHER : Perlin_2015_BMC.Genomics_16_461
PubMedSearch : Perlin_2015_BMC.Genomics_16_461
PubMedID: 26076695
Gene_locus related to this paper: ustv1-u5h5e5

Title : Genome Sequence of the Pathogenic Fungus Sporothrix schenckii (ATCC 58251) - Cuomo_2014_Genome.Announc_2_E00446
Author(s) : Cuomo CA , Rodriguez-Del Valle N , Perez-Sanchez L , Abouelleil A , Goldberg J , Young S , Zeng Q , Birren BW
Ref : Genome Announc , 2 :E0044614 , 2014
Abstract : Sporothrix schenckii is a pathogenic dimorphic fungus that grows as a yeast and as mycelia. This species is the causative agent of sporotrichosis, typically a skin infection. We report the genome sequence of S. schenckii, which will facilitate the study of this fungus and of the Sporothrix schenckii group.
ESTHER : Cuomo_2014_Genome.Announc_2_E00446
PubMedSearch : Cuomo_2014_Genome.Announc_2_E00446
PubMedID: 24855299
Gene_locus related to this paper: spos1-u7q5l6 , spos1-u7phh2 , spos1-u7pxz2 , spos1-u7q332 , spos1-u7pw92

Title : Comparative genomic and transcriptomic analysis of wangiella dermatitidis, a major cause of phaeohyphomycosis and a model black yeast human pathogen - Chen_2014_G3.(Bethesda)_4_561
Author(s) : Chen Z , Martinez DA , Gujja S , Sykes SM , Zeng Q , Szaniszlo PJ , Wang Z , Cuomo CA
Ref : G3 (Bethesda) , 4 :561 , 2014
Abstract : Black or dark brown (phaeoid) fungi cause cutaneous, subcutaneous, and systemic infections in humans. Black fungi thrive in stressful conditions such as intense light, high radiation, and very low pH. Wangiella (Exophiala) dermatitidis is arguably the most studied phaeoid fungal pathogen of humans. Here, we report our comparative analysis of the genome of W. dermatitidis and the transcriptional response to low pH stress. This revealed that W. dermatitidis has lost the ability to synthesize alpha-glucan, a cell wall compound many pathogenic fungi use to evade the host immune system. In contrast, W. dermatitidis contains a similar profile of chitin synthase genes as related fungi and strongly induces genes involved in cell wall synthesis in response to pH stress. The large portfolio of transporters may provide W. dermatitidis with an enhanced ability to remove harmful products as well as to survive on diverse nutrient sources. The genome encodes three independent pathways for producing melanin, an ability linked to pathogenesis; these are active during pH stress, potentially to produce a barrier to accumulated oxidative damage that might occur under stress conditions. In addition, a full set of fungal light-sensing genes is present, including as part of a carotenoid biosynthesis gene cluster. Finally, we identify a two-gene cluster involved in nucleotide sugar metabolism conserved with a subset of fungi and characterize a horizontal transfer event of this cluster between fungi and algal viruses. This work reveals how W. dermatitidis has adapted to stress and survives in diverse environments, including during human infections.
ESTHER : Chen_2014_G3.(Bethesda)_4_561
PubMedSearch : Chen_2014_G3.(Bethesda)_4_561
PubMedID: 24496724
Gene_locus related to this paper: exodn-h6bmp3 , exodn-h6btr2 , exodn-h6c4y3

Title : Comparative genome analysis of Trichophyton rubrum and related dermatophytes reveals candidate genes involved in infection - Martinez_2012_MBio_3_e00259
Author(s) : Martinez DA , Oliver BG , Graser Y , Goldberg JM , Li W , Martinez-Rossi NM , Monod M , Shelest E , Barton RC , Birch E , Brakhage AA , Chen Z , Gurr SJ , Heiman D , Heitman J , Kosti I , Rossi A , Saif S , Samalova M , Saunders CW , Shea T , Summerbell RC , Xu J , Young S , Zeng Q , Birren BW , Cuomo CA , White TC
Ref : MBio , 3 :e00259 , 2012
Abstract : The major cause of athlete's foot is Trichophyton rubrum, a dermatophyte or fungal pathogen of human skin. To facilitate molecular analyses of the dermatophytes, we sequenced T. rubrum and four related species, Trichophyton tonsurans, Trichophyton equinum, Microsporum canis, and Microsporum gypseum. These species differ in host range, mating, and disease progression. The dermatophyte genomes are highly colinear yet contain gene family expansions not found in other human-associated fungi. Dermatophyte genomes are enriched for gene families containing the LysM domain, which binds chitin and potentially related carbohydrates. These LysM domains differ in sequence from those in other species in regions of the peptide that could affect substrate binding. The dermatophytes also encode novel sets of fungus-specific kinases with unknown specificity, including nonfunctional pseudokinases, which may inhibit phosphorylation by competing for kinase sites within substrates, acting as allosteric effectors, or acting as scaffolds for signaling. The dermatophytes are also enriched for a large number of enzymes that synthesize secondary metabolites, including dermatophyte-specific genes that could synthesize novel compounds. Finally, dermatophytes are enriched in several classes of proteases that are necessary for fungal growth and nutrient acquisition on keratinized tissues. Despite differences in mating ability, genes involved in mating and meiosis are conserved across species, suggesting the possibility of cryptic mating in species where it has not been previously detected. These genome analyses identify gene families that are important to our understanding of how dermatophytes cause chronic infections, how they interact with epithelial cells, and how they respond to the host immune response.
ESTHER : Martinez_2012_MBio_3_e00259
PubMedSearch : Martinez_2012_MBio_3_e00259
PubMedID: 22951933
Gene_locus related to this paper: artgp-e4uup9 , artgp-e4v450 , artgp-e5qzf5 , artgp-e5r1t8 , artoc-c5fc55 , artoc-c5fds1 , artoc-c5fig8 , artoc-c5fj58 , artoc-c5fme4 , artoc-c5fva9 , triec-f2ph15 , triec-f2plk8 , triec-f2pwm2 , trirc-f2sf42 , trirc-f2sn39 , trirc-f2srv5 , trirc-f2sy06 , triru-q5j6j0 , triru-SCPB , triru-SPCA , trit1-f2rna8 , trit1-f2s2t8 , trivh-d4dbr9 , artbc-d4avu9 , artoc-c5fsf7 , artgp-e4unv7 , artoc-c5g0v3 , triec-f2pub4 , triec-f2pi43 , artgp-e4v6t4 , trit1-f2s3n3 , artoc-c5fnl7 , artgp-e4upq1 , artgp-e4uzl7 , triec-f2pp24 , triru-a0a022u299 , 9euro-a0a059jk56 , artoc-c5fu24 , artoc-c5fic4 , artgp-e4uza8 , triec-f2pqf3 , artgp-e4uv28 , artoc-c5fiv8 , triru-a0a022w2d0 , artgp-e4uvk8 , triru-a0a178f289 , artoc-c5fyj1 , artoc-cbpya , artoc-kex1

Title : Genome variation in Cryptococcus gattii, an emerging pathogen of immunocompetent hosts - D'Souza_2011_MBio_2_e00342
Author(s) : D'Souza CA , Kronstad JW , Taylor G , Warren R , Yuen M , Hu G , Jung WH , Sham A , Kidd SE , Tangen K , Lee N , Zeilmaker T , Sawkins J , McVicker G , Shah S , Gnerre S , Griggs A , Zeng Q , Bartlett K , Li W , Wang X , Heitman J , Stajich JE , Fraser JA , Meyer W , Carter D , Schein J , Krzywinski M , Kwon-Chung KJ , Varma A , Wang J , Brunham R , Fyfe M , Ouellette BF , Siddiqui A , Marra M , Jones S , Holt R , Birren BW , Galagan JE , Cuomo CA
Ref : MBio , 2 :e00342 , 2011
Abstract : Cryptococcus gattii recently emerged as the causative agent of cryptococcosis in healthy individuals in western North America, despite previous characterization of the fungus as a pathogen in tropical or subtropical regions. As a foundation to study the genetics of virulence in this pathogen, we sequenced the genomes of a strain (WM276) representing the predominant global molecular type (VGI) and a clinical strain (R265) of the major genotype (VGIIa) causing disease in North America. We compared these C. gattii genomes with each other and with the genomes of representative strains of the two varieties of Cryptococcus neoformans that generally cause disease in immunocompromised people. Our comparisons included chromosome alignments, analysis of gene content and gene family evolution, and comparative genome hybridization (CGH). These studies revealed that the genomes of the two representative C. gattii strains (genotypes VGI and VGIIa) are colinear for the majority of chromosomes, with some minor rearrangements. However, multiortholog phylogenetic analysis and an evaluation of gene/sequence conservation support the existence of speciation within the C. gattii complex. More extensive chromosome rearrangements were observed upon comparison of the C. gattii and the C. neoformans genomes. Finally, CGH revealed considerable variation in clinical and environmental isolates as well as changes in chromosome copy numbers in C. gattii isolates displaying fluconazole heteroresistance.
ESTHER : D'Souza_2011_MBio_2_e00342
PubMedSearch : D'Souza_2011_MBio_2_e00342
PubMedID: 21304167
Gene_locus related to this paper: crygw-e6qy09 , crygw-e6r2n3 , crygw-e6r7g6 , crygw-e6rbd6 , crygw-e6rcm3 , crygw-e6rg44 , cryne-q5ka03 , cryne-q5km63 , cryne-q5knq0 , cryne-q55va3 , crynj-q5kpe0 , crygr-a0a095cfy5 , crygw-kex1

Title : Genomic analysis of the necrotrophic fungal pathogens Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Botrytis cinerea - Amselem_2011_PLoS.Genet_7_e1002230
Author(s) : Amselem J , Cuomo CA , van Kan JA , Viaud M , Benito EP , Couloux A , Coutinho PM , de Vries RP , Dyer PS , Fillinger S , Fournier E , Gout L , Hahn M , Kohn L , Lapalu N , Plummer KM , Pradier JM , Quevillon E , Sharon A , Simon A , ten Have A , Tudzynski B , Tudzynski P , Wincker P , Andrew M , Anthouard V , Beever RE , Beffa R , Benoit I , Bouzid O , Brault B , Chen Z , Choquer M , Collemare J , Cotton P , Danchin EG , Da Silva C , Gautier A , Giraud C , Giraud T , Gonzalez C , Grossetete S , Guldener U , Henrissat B , Howlett BJ , Kodira C , Kretschmer M , Lappartient A , Leroch M , Levis C , Mauceli E , Neuveglise C , Oeser B , Pearson M , Poulain J , Poussereau N , Quesneville H , Rascle C , Schumacher J , Segurens B , Sexton A , Silva E , Sirven C , Soanes DM , Talbot NJ , Templeton M , Yandava C , Yarden O , Zeng Q , Rollins JA , Lebrun MH , Dickman M
Ref : PLoS Genet , 7 :e1002230 , 2011
Abstract : Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Botrytis cinerea are closely related necrotrophic plant pathogenic fungi notable for their wide host ranges and environmental persistence. These attributes have made these species models for understanding the complexity of necrotrophic, broad host-range pathogenicity. Despite their similarities, the two species differ in mating behaviour and the ability to produce asexual spores. We have sequenced the genomes of one strain of S. sclerotiorum and two strains of B. cinerea. The comparative analysis of these genomes relative to one another and to other sequenced fungal genomes is provided here. Their 38-39 Mb genomes include 11,860-14,270 predicted genes, which share 83% amino acid identity on average between the two species. We have mapped the S. sclerotiorum assembly to 16 chromosomes and found large-scale co-linearity with the B. cinerea genomes. Seven percent of the S. sclerotiorum genome comprises transposable elements compared to <1% of B. cinerea. The arsenal of genes associated with necrotrophic processes is similar between the species, including genes involved in plant cell wall degradation and oxalic acid production. Analysis of secondary metabolism gene clusters revealed an expansion in number and diversity of B. cinerea-specific secondary metabolites relative to S. sclerotiorum. The potential diversity in secondary metabolism might be involved in adaptation to specific ecological niches. Comparative genome analysis revealed the basis of differing sexual mating compatibility systems between S. sclerotiorum and B. cinerea. The organization of the mating-type loci differs, and their structures provide evidence for the evolution of heterothallism from homothallism. These data shed light on the evolutionary and mechanistic bases of the genetically complex traits of necrotrophic pathogenicity and sexual mating. This resource should facilitate the functional studies designed to better understand what makes these fungi such successful and persistent pathogens of agronomic crops.
ESTHER : Amselem_2011_PLoS.Genet_7_e1002230
PubMedSearch : Amselem_2011_PLoS.Genet_7_e1002230
PubMedID: 21876677
Gene_locus related to this paper: botci-cutas , botci-q6rki2 , botf4-g2y7k8 , botfb-dapb , botfu-g2xyd8 , botfu-g2ynh8 , scls1-a7e814 , scls1-a7edc9 , scls1-a7edh1 , scls1-a7emm0 , scls1-a7eti8 , scls1-a7eu48 , scls1-a7f208 , scls1-dapb , botf4-g2xqp7 , scls1-a7eqq8 , botf4-g2xqc6 , scls1-a7ebs4 , botf4-g2xn51 , scls1-a7f5m9 , botf4-g2xti4 , botf4-g2xtu7 , botf4-g2yfp1 , scls1-a7f534 , botf4-g2yys3 , scls1-a7erz9 , botf4-g2y037 , botf4-g2y0e1 , scls1-a7f706 , scls1-a7ewt6 , botf4-g2yuj6 , botf1-m7u3d1 , botf1-m7u430 , botf1-m7tei8 , botf1-m7u0w9 , botf1-m7tij6 , botf1-m7u819 , botf1-m7u6d8 , botf1-m7tzd4 , botf1-m7tqd7 , botf1-m7tyz9 , botf1-m7unl9 , botf1-m7u429 , botf1-m7u4s5 , botf1-m7ul92 , botf1-m7tx42 , botf1-m7u9h4 , botf1-m7u187 , botf1-m7uz64 , botf1-m7u4q4 , botf1-m7u2f6 , botf1-m7tt59 , botf1-m7v3h2 , botf1-m7u6c9 , botf1-m7tud9 , botf1-m7u309 , scls1-a7et87 , botf4-g2ylt4 , scls1-a7f5a0 , scls1-a7f900 , botf4-g2yib9 , scls1-a7f3m9 , scls1-a7er46 , botf4-g2y3y4 , botf4-g2xyy5 , botf1-m7uct5 , scls1-a7ea78 , scls1-kex1 , scls1-cbpya , botfb-cbpya , scls1-a7ecx1

Title : Comparative genomics yields insights into niche adaptation of plant vascular wilt pathogens - Klosterman_2011_PLoS.Pathog_7_e1002137
Author(s) : Klosterman SJ , Subbarao KV , Kang S , Veronese P , Gold SE , Thomma BP , Chen Z , Henrissat B , Lee YH , Park J , Garcia-Pedrajas MD , Barbara DJ , Anchieta A , de Jonge R , Santhanam P , Maruthachalam K , Atallah Z , Amyotte SG , Paz Z , Inderbitzin P , Hayes RJ , Heiman DI , Young S , Zeng Q , Engels R , Galagan J , Cuomo CA , Dobinson KF , Ma LJ
Ref : PLoS Pathog , 7 :e1002137 , 2011
Abstract : The vascular wilt fungi Verticillium dahliae and V. albo-atrum infect over 200 plant species, causing billions of dollars in annual crop losses. The characteristic wilt symptoms are a result of colonization and proliferation of the pathogens in the xylem vessels, which undergo fluctuations in osmolarity. To gain insights into the mechanisms that confer the organisms' pathogenicity and enable them to proliferate in the unique ecological niche of the plant vascular system, we sequenced the genomes of V. dahliae and V. albo-atrum and compared them to each other, and to the genome of Fusarium oxysporum, another fungal wilt pathogen. Our analyses identified a set of proteins that are shared among all three wilt pathogens, and present in few other fungal species. One of these is a homolog of a bacterial glucosyltransferase that synthesizes virulence-related osmoregulated periplasmic glucans in bacteria. Pathogenicity tests of the corresponding V. dahliae glucosyltransferase gene deletion mutants indicate that the gene is required for full virulence in the Australian tobacco species Nicotiana benthamiana. Compared to other fungi, the two sequenced Verticillium genomes encode more pectin-degrading enzymes and other carbohydrate-active enzymes, suggesting an extraordinary capacity to degrade plant pectin barricades. The high level of synteny between the two Verticillium assemblies highlighted four flexible genomic islands in V. dahliae that are enriched for transposable elements, and contain duplicated genes and genes that are important in signaling/transcriptional regulation and iron/lipid metabolism. Coupled with an enhanced capacity to degrade plant materials, these genomic islands may contribute to the expanded genetic diversity and virulence of V. dahliae, the primary causal agent of Verticillium wilts. Significantly, our study reveals insights into the genetic mechanisms of niche adaptation of fungal wilt pathogens, advances our understanding of the evolution and development of their pathogenesis, and sheds light on potential avenues for the development of novel disease management strategies to combat destructive wilt diseases.
ESTHER : Klosterman_2011_PLoS.Pathog_7_e1002137
PubMedSearch : Klosterman_2011_PLoS.Pathog_7_e1002137
PubMedID: 21829347
Gene_locus related to this paper: vera1-c9srn2 , vera1-c9sn46 , verdv-g2wq49 , verdv-g2xca2 , vera1-c9sea3 , verdv-g2wzn4 , vera1-c9sek2 , verdv-g2wym5 , verdv-g2x5f3 , vera1-c9sx20 , vera1-c9sw01 , verdv-g2x1l1 , verdv-g2wuv4 , verdv-g2xaw5 , verdv-g2wsb2 , verdv-g2wty6 , vera1-c9si59 , verdv-g2xdu9 , vera1-c9s818 , verdv-g2xdr1 , verdv-g2wsw7 , verdv-g2wvq8 , 9pezi-a0a0g4li73 , vera1-kex1 , verdv-g2x8m5

Title : Comparative genomic analysis of human fungal pathogens causing paracoccidioidomycosis - Desjardins_2011_PLoS.Genet_7_e1002345
Author(s) : Desjardins CA , Champion MD , Holder JW , Muszewska A , Goldberg J , Bailao AM , Brigido MM , Ferreira ME , Garcia AM , Grynberg M , Gujja S , Heiman DI , Henn MR , Kodira CD , Leon-Narvaez H , Longo LV , Ma LJ , Malavazi I , Matsuo AL , Morais FV , Pereira M , Rodriguez-Brito S , Sakthikumar S , Salem-Izacc SM , Sykes SM , Teixeira MM , Vallejo MC , Walter ME , Yandava C , Young S , Zeng Q , Zucker J , Felipe MS , Goldman GH , Haas BJ , McEwen JG , Nino-Vega G , Puccia R , San-Blas G , Soares CMF , Birren BW , Cuomo CA
Ref : PLoS Genet , 7 :e1002345 , 2011
Abstract : Paracoccidioides is a fungal pathogen and the cause of paracoccidioidomycosis, a health-threatening human systemic mycosis endemic to Latin America. Infection by Paracoccidioides, a dimorphic fungus in the order Onygenales, is coupled with a thermally regulated transition from a soil-dwelling filamentous form to a yeast-like pathogenic form. To better understand the genetic basis of growth and pathogenicity in Paracoccidioides, we sequenced the genomes of two strains of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis (Pb03 and Pb18) and one strain of Paracoccidioides lutzii (Pb01). These genomes range in size from 29.1 Mb to 32.9 Mb and encode 7,610 to 8,130 genes. To enable genetic studies, we mapped 94% of the P. brasiliensis Pb18 assembly onto five chromosomes. We characterized gene family content across Onygenales and related fungi, and within Paracoccidioides we found expansions of the fungal-specific kinase family FunK1. Additionally, the Onygenales have lost many genes involved in carbohydrate metabolism and fewer genes involved in protein metabolism, resulting in a higher ratio of proteases to carbohydrate active enzymes in the Onygenales than their relatives. To determine if gene content correlated with growth on different substrates, we screened the non-pathogenic onygenale Uncinocarpus reesii, which has orthologs for 91% of Paracoccidioides metabolic genes, for growth on 190 carbon sources. U. reesii showed growth on a limited range of carbohydrates, primarily basic plant sugars and cell wall components; this suggests that Onygenales, including dimorphic fungi, can degrade cellulosic plant material in the soil. In addition, U. reesii grew on gelatin and a wide range of dipeptides and amino acids, indicating a preference for proteinaceous growth substrates over carbohydrates, which may enable these fungi to also degrade animal biomass. These capabilities for degrading plant and animal substrates suggest a duality in lifestyle that could enable pathogenic species of Onygenales to transfer from soil to animal hosts.
ESTHER : Desjardins_2011_PLoS.Genet_7_e1002345
PubMedSearch : Desjardins_2011_PLoS.Genet_7_e1002345
PubMedID: 22046142
Gene_locus related to this paper: parbd-c1gc95 , parbp-c0s0d7 , parbp-c0s257 , parbd-c1g8z9 , parba-c1grf0 , parbp-c0s816 , parbp-c0s5g4 , parbd-c1g5f5 , parbd-c1fzf9 , parba-kex1 , parbd-kex1 , parbp-kex1 , parba-cbpya , parbp-cbpya

Title : Obligate biotrophy features unraveled by the genomic analysis of rust fungi - Duplessis_2011_Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A_108_9166
Author(s) : Duplessis S , Cuomo CA , Lin YC , Aerts A , Tisserant E , Veneault-Fourrey C , Joly DL , Hacquard S , Amselem J , Cantarel BL , Chiu R , Coutinho PM , Feau N , Field M , Frey P , Gelhaye E , Goldberg J , Grabherr MG , Kodira CD , Kohler A , Kues U , Lindquist EA , Lucas SM , Mago R , Mauceli E , Morin E , Murat C , Pangilinan JL , Park R , Pearson M , Quesneville H , Rouhier N , Sakthikumar S , Salamov AA , Schmutz J , Selles B , Shapiro H , Tanguay P , Tuskan GA , Henrissat B , Van de Peer Y , Rouze P , Ellis JG , Dodds PN , Schein JE , Zhong S , Hamelin RC , Grigoriev IV , Szabo LJ , Martin F
Ref : Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A , 108 :9166 , 2011
Abstract : Rust fungi are some of the most devastating pathogens of crop plants. They are obligate biotrophs, which extract nutrients only from living plant tissues and cannot grow apart from their hosts. Their lifestyle has slowed the dissection of molecular mechanisms underlying host invasion and avoidance or suppression of plant innate immunity. We sequenced the 101-Mb genome of Melampsora larici-populina, the causal agent of poplar leaf rust, and the 89-Mb genome of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, the causal agent of wheat and barley stem rust. We then compared the 16,399 predicted proteins of M. larici-populina with the 17,773 predicted proteins of P. graminis f. sp tritici. Genomic features related to their obligate biotrophic lifestyle include expanded lineage-specific gene families, a large repertoire of effector-like small secreted proteins, impaired nitrogen and sulfur assimilation pathways, and expanded families of amino acid and oligopeptide membrane transporters. The dramatic up-regulation of transcripts coding for small secreted proteins, secreted hydrolytic enzymes, and transporters in planta suggests that they play a role in host infection and nutrient acquisition. Some of these genomic hallmarks are mirrored in the genomes of other microbial eukaryotes that have independently evolved to infect plants, indicating convergent adaptation to a biotrophic existence inside plant cells.
ESTHER : Duplessis_2011_Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A_108_9166
PubMedSearch : Duplessis_2011_Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A_108_9166
PubMedID: 21536894
Gene_locus related to this paper: pucgt-e3k840 , pucgt-e3kaq6 , pucgt-e3kw59 , pucgt-e3kz16 , pucgt-e3l9v6 , pucgt-e3l279 , pucgt-h6qt25 , mellp-f4reh4 , mellp-f4rhc8 , mellp-f4reh2 , mellp-f4r3y0 , mellp-f4rz15 , mellp-f4rz64 , mellp-f4rl14 , mellp-f4rz66 , mellp-f4s751 , mellp-f4s2g6 , pucgt-e3l1z7 , pucgt-e3l803 , pucgt-e3kst2 , pucgt-e3kst5 , mellp-f4ru03 , pucgt-e3l1z8 , pucgt-e3ktz7 , pucgt-e3jun4 , mellp-f4rl65 , mellp-f4rz16 , mellp-f4ru02 , mellp-f4sav4 , mellp-f4sav3 , mellp-f4s1j0 , mellp-f4rkp0 , mellp-f4s483 , pucgt-e3kzu5 , pucgt-h6qtq8 , mellp-f4r5l5 , pucgt-e3krw7 , pucgt-e3l7w5 , pucgt-e3k2w6 , pucgt-e3kfg2 , pucgt-kex1

Title : Comparative genomics reveals mobile pathogenicity chromosomes in Fusarium - Ma_2010_Nature_464_367
Author(s) : Ma LJ , van der Does HC , Borkovich KA , Coleman JJ , Daboussi MJ , Di Pietro A , Dufresne M , Freitag M , Grabherr M , Henrissat B , Houterman PM , Kang S , Shim WB , Woloshuk C , Xie X , Xu JR , Antoniw J , Baker SE , Bluhm BH , Breakspear A , Brown DW , Butchko RA , Chapman S , Coulson R , Coutinho PM , Danchin EG , Diener A , Gale LR , Gardiner DM , Goff S , Hammond-Kosack KE , Hilburn K , Hua-Van A , Jonkers W , Kazan K , Kodira CD , Koehrsen M , Kumar L , Lee YH , Li L , Manners JM , Miranda-Saavedra D , Mukherjee M , Park G , Park J , Park SY , Proctor RH , Regev A , Ruiz-Roldan MC , Sain D , Sakthikumar S , Sykes S , Schwartz DC , Turgeon BG , Wapinski I , Yoder O , Young S , Zeng Q , Zhou S , Galagan J , Cuomo CA , Kistler HC , Rep M
Ref : Nature , 464 :367 , 2010
Abstract : Fusarium species are among the most important phytopathogenic and toxigenic fungi. To understand the molecular underpinnings of pathogenicity in the genus Fusarium, we compared the genomes of three phenotypically diverse species: Fusarium graminearum, Fusarium verticillioides and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Our analysis revealed lineage-specific (LS) genomic regions in F. oxysporum that include four entire chromosomes and account for more than one-quarter of the genome. LS regions are rich in transposons and genes with distinct evolutionary profiles but related to pathogenicity, indicative of horizontal acquisition. Experimentally, we demonstrate the transfer of two LS chromosomes between strains of F. oxysporum, converting a non-pathogenic strain into a pathogen. Transfer of LS chromosomes between otherwise genetically isolated strains explains the polyphyletic origin of host specificity and the emergence of new pathogenic lineages in F. oxysporum. These findings put the evolution of fungal pathogenicity into a new perspective.
ESTHER : Ma_2010_Nature_464_367
PubMedSearch : Ma_2010_Nature_464_367
PubMedID: 20237561
Gene_locus related to this paper: fusox-a0a1d3s5h0 , gibf5-fus2 , fusof-f9f2k2 , fusof-f9f3l6 , fusof-f9f6t8 , fusof-f9f6v2 , fusof-f9f132 , fusof-f9f781 , fusof-f9fd72 , fusof-f9fd90 , fusof-f9fem0 , fusof-f9fhk2 , fusof-f9fj19 , fusof-f9fj20 , fusof-f9fki8 , fusof-f9fmx2 , fusof-f9fnt4 , fusof-f9fpy4 , fusof-f9fvs6 , fusof-f9fwu0 , fusof-f9fxz4 , fusof-f9fzy5 , fusof-f9g2a2 , fusof-f9g3b1 , fusof-f9g5h7 , fusof-f9g6e6 , fusof-f9g6y7 , fusof-f9g7b0 , fusof-f9g797 , fusof-f9g972 , fusof-f9ga50 , fusof-f9gck4 , fusof-f9gd15 , gibze-a8w610 , gibze-b1pdn0 , gibze-i1r9e6 , gibze-i1rda9 , gibze-i1rdk7 , gibze-i1rec8 , gibze-i1rgs0 , gibze-i1rgy0 , gibze-i1rh52 , gibze-i1rhi8 , gibze-i1rig9 , gibze-i1rip5 , gibze-i1rpg6 , gibze-i1rsg2 , gibze-i1rv36 , gibze-i1rxm5 , gibze-i1rxp8 , gibze-i1rxv5 , gibze-i1s1u3 , gibze-i1s3j9 , gibze-i1s6l7 , gibze-i1s8i8 , gibze-i1s9x4 , gibze-q4huy1 , gibze-i1rg17 , fuso4-j9mvr9 , fuso4-j9ngs6 , fuso4-j9niq8 , fuso4-j9nqm2 , gibze-i1rb76 , gibze-i1s1m7 , gibze-i1s3z6 , gibze-i1rd78 , gibze-i1rgl9 , gibze-i1rjp7 , gibze-i1s1q6 , gibze-i1ri35 , gibze-i1rf76 , gibze-i1rhp3 , fusc1-n4uj11 , fusc4-n1s9p6 , gibf5-s0dqr2 , gibm7-w7n1b5 , fusof-f9g6q0 , gibm7-w7n497 , fusox-x0bme4 , gibm7-w7mcf8 , gibm7-w7mak5 , fusox-x0a2c5 , gibm7-w7mum7 , fusox-w9iyc7 , gibm7-w7maw6 , gibm7-w7msi0 , gibm7-w7luf0 , gibm7-w7msa3 , gibm7-w7mna8 , gibm7-w7n8b7 , gibm7-w7n564 , fusox-w9jpi0 , gibm7-w7ngc3 , gibm7-w7m4v6 , gibm7-w7m4v2 , gibm7-w7lt61 , gibm7-w7mly6 , gibm7-w7ncn3 , fusox-w9ibd7 , fusof-f9fnm6 , gibm7-w7n526 , gibza-a0a016pda4 , gibza-a0a016pl96 , gibm7-w7muq1 , fusof-f9gfd3 , gibm7-w7mt52 , gibze-i1rjb5 , gibf5-s0ehu3 , fusox-w9hvf0 , gibze-i1rkc4 , gibm7-w7mv30 , gibze-a0a1c3ylb1 , fuso4-a0a0c4diy4 , gibm7-w7n4n0 , gibze-gra11 , gibze-fsl2 , gibf5-fub4 , gibf5-fub5 , gibf5-fus5 , gibm7-dlh1

Title : Evolution of pathogenicity and sexual reproduction in eight Candida genomes - Butler_2009_Nature_459_657
Author(s) : Butler G , Rasmussen MD , Lin MF , Santos MA , Sakthikumar S , Munro CA , Rheinbay E , Grabherr M , Forche A , Reedy JL , Agrafioti I , Arnaud MB , Bates S , Brown AJ , Brunke S , Costanzo MC , Fitzpatrick DA , de Groot PW , Harris D , Hoyer LL , Hube B , Klis FM , Kodira C , Lennard N , Logue ME , Martin R , Neiman AM , Nikolaou E , Quail MA , Quinn J , Santos MC , Schmitzberger FF , Sherlock G , Shah P , Silverstein KA , Skrzypek MS , Soll D , Staggs R , Stansfield I , Stumpf MP , Sudbery PE , Srikantha T , Zeng Q , Berman J , Berriman M , Heitman J , Gow NA , Lorenz MC , Birren BW , Kellis M , Cuomo CA
Ref : Nature , 459 :657 , 2009
Abstract : Candida species are the most common cause of opportunistic fungal infection worldwide. Here we report the genome sequences of six Candida species and compare these and related pathogens and non-pathogens. There are significant expansions of cell wall, secreted and transporter gene families in pathogenic species, suggesting adaptations associated with virulence. Large genomic tracts are homozygous in three diploid species, possibly resulting from recent recombination events. Surprisingly, key components of the mating and meiosis pathways are missing from several species. These include major differences at the mating-type loci (MTL); Lodderomyces elongisporus lacks MTL, and components of the a1/2 cell identity determinant were lost in other species, raising questions about how mating and cell types are controlled. Analysis of the CUG leucine-to-serine genetic-code change reveals that 99% of ancestral CUG codons were erased and new ones arose elsewhere. Lastly, we revise the Candida albicans gene catalogue, identifying many new genes.
ESTHER : Butler_2009_Nature_459_657
PubMedSearch : Butler_2009_Nature_459_657
PubMedID: 19465905
Gene_locus related to this paper: canal-ATG15 , canal-bna7 , canal-c4yl13 , canal-LIP1 , canal-LIP2 , canal-LIP3 , canal-LIP4 , canal-LIP5 , canal-LIP6 , canal-LIP7 , canal-LIP8 , canal-LIP9 , canal-LIP10 , canal-ppme1 , canal-q5a0c9 , canal-q5a2i9 , canal-q5a042 , canal-q5ad17 , canal-q5aeu3 , canal-q5afp8 , canal-q5ag57 , canal-q5ai09 , canal-q5ai12 , canal-q5ajt3 , canal-q5akz5 , canal-q5apu4 , canal-q59l46 , canal-q59m48 , canal-q59nw6 , canal-q59u61 , canal-q59u64 , canal-q59vp0 , canal-q59y97 , canaw-c4ykb1 , canaw-c4yrn6 , canaw-c4yrn9 , canaw-c4yrr3 , canaw-c4yrv3 , canaw-c4ys26 , cantt-c5m3d7 , cantt-c5m3y5 , cantt-c5m4x0 , cantt-c5m5e8 , cantt-c5m5w2 , cantt-c5m8s7 , cantt-c5m9c2 , cantt-c5m465 , cantt-c5m751 , cantt-c5m793 , cantt-c5m893 , cantt-c5ma78 , cantt-c5mag0 , cantt-c5mbb8 , cantt-c5mc53 , cantt-c5md87 , cantt-c5mdy3 , cantt-c5mey7 , cantt-c5mfg0 , cantt-c5mfh8 , cantt-c5mg56 , cantt-c5mgj0 , cantt-c5mh75 , cantt-c5mh80 , cantt-c5mh89 , cantt-c5mhh0 , cantt-c5mhn5 , cantt-c5mij5 , cantt-c5min7 , clal4-c4xvt8 , clal4-c4xwy4 , clal4-c4xy03 , clal4-c4xyx9 , clal4-c4xzz1 , clal4-c4y3e1 , clal4-c4y4f2 , clal4-c4y4w8 , clal4-c4y5j4 , clal4-c4y5j9 , clal4-c4y7z7 , clal4-c4y8q1 , clal4-c4y035 , clal4-c4y481 , clal4-c4y538 , clal4-c4y898 , clal4-c4yas2 , clal4-c4yba6 , clal4-c4yba7 , clal4-c4yc85 , lodel-a5drz3 , lodel-a5ds97 , lodel-a5dsc0 , lodel-a5duu4 , lodel-a5duy7 , lodel-a5dv03 , lodel-a5dv46 , lodel-a5dw16 , lodel-a5dwv7 , lodel-a5dww6 , lodel-a5dxf3 , lodel-a5e0z5 , lodel-a5e1c1 , lodel-a5e1l4 , lodel-a5e1p3 , lodel-a5e2s1 , lodel-a5e2t8 , lodel-a5e2v2 , lodel-a5e4u8 , lodel-a5e5a9 , lodel-a5e5k1 , lodel-a5e5z7 , lodel-a5e6w1 , lodel-a5e028 , lodel-atg15 , lodel-kex1 , picgu-a5d9u2 , picgu-a5dav0 , picgu-a5dbk0 , picgu-a5dc45 , picgu-a5dc73 , picgu-a5dc74 , picgu-a5dc75 , picgu-a5ddt8 , picgu-a5dev7 , picgu-a5dh90 , picgu-a5dhe3 , picgu-a5di38 , picgu-a5dj06 , picgu-a5dkd8 , picgu-a5dle9 , picgu-a5dlj5 , picgu-a5dm19 , picgu-a5dn92 , picgu-a5dnr3 , picgu-a5dnt6 , picgu-a5dqu5 , picgu-a5dr14 , picgu-a5drl3 , picgu-atg15 , picgu-bna7 , picgu-a5d9q3 , picgu-a5dag9 , clal4-c4y5a2 , clal4-c4y0l0 , cantt-c5mcb1 , clal4-c4y8j2 , cantt-c5m494 , clals-a0a202gac7 , canal-hda1 , picgu-a5dks8 , lodel-a5drs6 , canpc-g8bbk1 , cantt-kex1 , clal4-kex1 , picgu-kex1

Title : Genomic analysis of the basal lineage fungus Rhizopus oryzae reveals a whole-genome duplication - Ma_2009_PLoS.Genet_5_e1000549
Author(s) : Ma LJ , Ibrahim AS , Skory C , Grabherr MG , Burger G , Butler M , Elias M , Idnurm A , Lang BF , Sone T , Abe A , Calvo SE , Corrochano LM , Engels R , Fu J , Hansberg W , Kim JM , Kodira CD , Koehrsen MJ , Liu B , Miranda-Saavedra D , O'Leary S , Ortiz-Castellanos L , Poulter R , Rodriguez-Romero J , Ruiz-Herrera J , Shen YQ , Zeng Q , Galagan J , Birren BW , Cuomo CA , Wickes BL
Ref : PLoS Genet , 5 :e1000549 , 2009
Abstract : Rhizopus oryzae is the primary cause of mucormycosis, an emerging, life-threatening infection characterized by rapid angioinvasive growth with an overall mortality rate that exceeds 50%. As a representative of the paraphyletic basal group of the fungal kingdom called "zygomycetes," R. oryzae is also used as a model to study fungal evolution. Here we report the genome sequence of R. oryzae strain 99-880, isolated from a fatal case of mucormycosis. The highly repetitive 45.3 Mb genome assembly contains abundant transposable elements (TEs), comprising approximately 20% of the genome. We predicted 13,895 protein-coding genes not overlapping TEs, many of which are paralogous gene pairs. The order and genomic arrangement of the duplicated gene pairs and their common phylogenetic origin provide evidence for an ancestral whole-genome duplication (WGD) event. The WGD resulted in the duplication of nearly all subunits of the protein complexes associated with respiratory electron transport chains, the V-ATPase, and the ubiquitin-proteasome systems. The WGD, together with recent gene duplications, resulted in the expansion of multiple gene families related to cell growth and signal transduction, as well as secreted aspartic protease and subtilase protein families, which are known fungal virulence factors. The duplication of the ergosterol biosynthetic pathway, especially the major azole target, lanosterol 14alpha-demethylase (ERG11), could contribute to the variable responses of R. oryzae to different azole drugs, including voriconazole and posaconazole. Expanded families of cell-wall synthesis enzymes, essential for fungal cell integrity but absent in mammalian hosts, reveal potential targets for novel and R. oryzae-specific diagnostic and therapeutic treatments.
ESTHER : Ma_2009_PLoS.Genet_5_e1000549
PubMedSearch : Ma_2009_PLoS.Genet_5_e1000549
PubMedID: 19578406

Title : The Fusarium graminearum genome reveals a link between localized polymorphism and pathogen specialization - Cuomo_2007_Science_317_1400
Author(s) : Cuomo CA , Guldener U , Xu JR , Trail F , Turgeon BG , Di Pietro A , Walton JD , Ma LJ , Baker SE , Rep M , Adam G , Antoniw J , Baldwin T , Calvo S , Chang YL , Decaprio D , Gale LR , Gnerre S , Goswami RS , Hammond-Kosack K , Harris LJ , Hilburn K , Kennell JC , Kroken S , Magnuson JK , Mannhaupt G , Mauceli E , Mewes HW , Mitterbauer R , Muehlbauer G , Munsterkotter M , Nelson D , O'Donnell K , Ouellet T , Qi W , Quesneville H , Roncero MI , Seong KY , Tetko IV , Urban M , Waalwijk C , Ward TJ , Yao J , Birren BW , Kistler HC
Ref : Science , 317 :1400 , 2007
Abstract : We sequenced and annotated the genome of the filamentous fungus Fusarium graminearum, a major pathogen of cultivated cereals. Very few repetitive sequences were detected, and the process of repeat-induced point mutation, in which duplicated sequences are subject to extensive mutation, may partially account for the reduced repeat content and apparent low number of paralogous (ancestrally duplicated) genes. A second strain of F. graminearum contained more than 10,000 single-nucleotide polymorphisms, which were frequently located near telomeres and within other discrete chromosomal segments. Many highly polymorphic regions contained sets of genes implicated in plant-fungus interactions and were unusually divergent, with higher rates of recombination. These regions of genome innovation may result from selection due to interactions of F. graminearum with its plant hosts.
ESTHER : Cuomo_2007_Science_317_1400
PubMedSearch : Cuomo_2007_Science_317_1400
PubMedID: 17823352
Gene_locus related to this paper: fusof-f9fxz4 , gibze-a8w610 , gibze-b1pdn0 , gibze-i1r9e6 , gibze-i1rda9 , gibze-i1rdk7 , gibze-i1rec8 , gibze-i1rgs0 , gibze-i1rgy0 , gibze-i1rh52 , gibze-i1rhi8 , gibze-i1rig9 , gibze-i1rip5 , gibze-i1rpg6 , gibze-i1rsg2 , gibze-i1rv36 , gibze-i1rxm5 , gibze-i1rxp8 , gibze-i1rxv5 , gibze-i1s1u3 , gibze-i1s3j9 , gibze-i1s6l7 , gibze-i1s8i8 , gibze-i1s9x4 , gibze-ppme1 , gibze-q4huy1 , gibze-i1rg17 , gibze-i1rb76 , gibze-i1s1m7 , gibze-i1s3z6 , gibze-i1rd78 , gibze-i1rgl9 , gibze-i1rjp7 , gibze-i1s1q6 , gibze-i1ri35 , gibze-i1rf76 , gibze-i1rhp3 , gibza-a0a016pda4 , gibza-a0a016pl96 , gibze-i1rjb5 , gibze-i1rkc4 , gibze-a0a1c3ylb1 , gibze-gra11 , gibze-fsl2

Title : Human chromosome 11 DNA sequence and analysis including novel gene identification - Taylor_2006_Nature_440_497
Author(s) : Taylor TD , Noguchi H , Totoki Y , Toyoda A , Kuroki Y , Dewar K , Lloyd C , Itoh T , Takeda T , Kim DW , She X , Barlow KF , Bloom T , Bruford E , Chang JL , Cuomo CA , Eichler E , Fitzgerald MG , Jaffe DB , LaButti K , Nicol R , Park HS , Seaman C , Sougnez C , Yang X , Zimmer AR , Zody MC , Birren BW , Nusbaum C , Fujiyama A , Hattori M , Rogers J , Lander ES , Sakaki Y
Ref : Nature , 440 :497 , 2006
Abstract : Chromosome 11, although average in size, is one of the most gene- and disease-rich chromosomes in the human genome. Initial gene annotation indicates an average gene density of 11.6 genes per megabase, including 1,524 protein-coding genes, some of which were identified using novel methods, and 765 pseudogenes. One-quarter of the protein-coding genes shows overlap with other genes. Of the 856 olfactory receptor genes in the human genome, more than 40% are located in 28 single- and multi-gene clusters along this chromosome. Out of the 171 disorders currently attributed to the chromosome, 86 remain for which the underlying molecular basis is not yet known, including several mendelian traits, cancer and susceptibility loci. The high-quality data presented here--nearly 134.5 million base pairs representing 99.8% coverage of the euchromatic sequence--provide scientists with a solid foundation for understanding the genetic basis of these disorders and other biological phenomena.
ESTHER : Taylor_2006_Nature_440_497
PubMedSearch : Taylor_2006_Nature_440_497
PubMedID: 16554811
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-PRCP

Title : DNA sequence of human chromosome 17 and analysis of rearrangement in the human lineage - Zody_2006_Nature_440_1045
Author(s) : Zody MC , Garber M , Adams DJ , Sharpe T , Harrow J , Lupski JR , Nicholson C , Searle SM , Wilming L , Young SK , Abouelleil A , Allen NR , Bi W , Bloom T , Borowsky ML , Bugalter BE , Butler J , Chang JL , Chen CK , Cook A , Corum B , Cuomo CA , de Jong PJ , Decaprio D , Dewar K , FitzGerald M , Gilbert J , Gibson R , Gnerre S , Goldstein S , Grafham DV , Grocock R , Hafez N , Hagopian DS , Hart E , Norman CH , Humphray S , Jaffe DB , Jones M , Kamal M , Khodiyar VK , LaButti K , Laird G , Lehoczky J , Liu X , Lokyitsang T , Loveland J , Lui A , Macdonald P , Major JE , Matthews L , Mauceli E , McCarroll SA , Mihalev AH , Mudge J , Nguyen C , Nicol R , O'Leary SB , Osoegawa K , Schwartz DC , Shaw-Smith C , Stankiewicz P , Steward C , Swarbreck D , Venkataraman V , Whittaker CA , Yang X , Zimmer AR , Bradley A , Hubbard T , Birren BW , Rogers J , Lander ES , Nusbaum C
Ref : Nature , 440 :1045 , 2006
Abstract : Chromosome 17 is unusual among the human chromosomes in many respects. It is the largest human autosome with orthology to only a single mouse chromosome, mapping entirely to the distal half of mouse chromosome 11. Chromosome 17 is rich in protein-coding genes, having the second highest gene density in the genome. It is also enriched in segmental duplications, ranking third in density among the autosomes. Here we report a finished sequence for human chromosome 17, as well as a structural comparison with the finished sequence for mouse chromosome 11, the first finished mouse chromosome. Comparison of the orthologous regions reveals striking differences. In contrast to the typical pattern seen in mammalian evolution, the human sequence has undergone extensive intrachromosomal rearrangement, whereas the mouse sequence has been remarkably stable. Moreover, although the human sequence has a high density of segmental duplication, the mouse sequence has a very low density. Notably, these segmental duplications correspond closely to the sites of structural rearrangement, demonstrating a link between duplication and rearrangement. Examination of the main classes of duplicated segments provides insight into the dynamics underlying expansion of chromosome-specific, low-copy repeats in the human genome.
ESTHER : Zody_2006_Nature_440_1045
PubMedSearch : Zody_2006_Nature_440_1045
PubMedID: 16625196
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-NLGN2 , human-NOTUM

Title : Analysis of the DNA sequence and duplication history of human chromosome 15 - Zody_2006_Nature_440_671
Author(s) : Zody MC , Garber M , Sharpe T , Young SK , Rowen L , O'Neill K , Whittaker CA , Kamal M , Chang JL , Cuomo CA , Dewar K , Fitzgerald MG , Kodira CD , Madan A , Qin S , Yang X , Abbasi N , Abouelleil A , Arachchi HM , Baradarani L , Birditt B , Bloom S , Bloom T , Borowsky ML , Burke J , Butler J , Cook A , DeArellano K , Decaprio D , Dorris L, 3rd , Dors M , Eichler EE , Engels R , Fahey J , Fleetwood P , Friedman C , Gearin G , Hall JL , Hensley G , Johnson E , Jones C , Kamat A , Kaur A , Locke DP , Munson G , Jaffe DB , Lui A , Macdonald P , Mauceli E , Naylor JW , Nesbitt R , Nicol R , O'Leary SB , Ratcliffe A , Rounsley S , She X , Sneddon KM , Stewart S , Sougnez C , Stone SM , Topham K , Vincent D , Wang S , Zimmer AR , Birren BW , Hood L , Lander ES , Nusbaum C
Ref : Nature , 440 :671 , 2006
Abstract : Here we present a finished sequence of human chromosome 15, together with a high-quality gene catalogue. As chromosome 15 is one of seven human chromosomes with a high rate of segmental duplication, we have carried out a detailed analysis of the duplication structure of the chromosome. Segmental duplications in chromosome 15 are largely clustered in two regions, on proximal and distal 15q; the proximal region is notable because recombination among the segmental duplications can result in deletions causing Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes. Sequence analysis shows that the proximal and distal regions of 15q share extensive ancient similarity. Using a simple approach, we have been able to reconstruct many of the events by which the current duplication structure arose. We find that most of the intrachromosomal duplications seem to share a common ancestry. Finally, we demonstrate that some remaining gaps in the genome sequence are probably due to structural polymorphisms between haplotypes; this may explain a significant fraction of the gaps remaining in the human genome.
ESTHER : Zody_2006_Nature_440_671
PubMedSearch : Zody_2006_Nature_440_671
PubMedID: 16572171
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-DPP8 , human-LIPC , human-SPG21

Title : DNA sequence and analysis of human chromosome 8 - Nusbaum_2006_Nature_439_331
Author(s) : Nusbaum C , Mikkelsen TS , Zody MC , Asakawa S , Taudien S , Garber M , Kodira CD , Schueler MG , Shimizu A , Whittaker CA , Chang JL , Cuomo CA , Dewar K , Fitzgerald MG , Yang X , Allen NR , Anderson S , Asakawa T , Blechschmidt K , Bloom T , Borowsky ML , Butler J , Cook A , Corum B , DeArellano K , Decaprio D , Dooley KT , Dorris L, 3rd , Engels R , Glockner G , Hafez N , Hagopian DS , Hall JL , Ishikawa SK , Jaffe DB , Kamat A , Kudoh J , Lehmann R , Lokitsang T , Macdonald P , Major JE , Matthews CD , Mauceli E , Menzel U , Mihalev AH , Minoshima S , Murayama Y , Naylor JW , Nicol R , Nguyen C , O'Leary SB , O'Neill K , Parker SC , Polley A , Raymond CK , Reichwald K , Rodriguez J , Sasaki T , Schilhabel M , Siddiqui R , Smith CL , Sneddon TP , Talamas JA , Tenzin P , Topham K , Venkataraman V , Wen G , Yamazaki S , Young SK , Zeng Q , Zimmer AR , Rosenthal A , Birren BW , Platzer M , Shimizu N , Lander ES
Ref : Nature , 439 :331 , 2006
Abstract : The International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium (IHGSC) recently completed a sequence of the human genome. As part of this project, we have focused on chromosome 8. Although some chromosomes exhibit extreme characteristics in terms of length, gene content, repeat content and fraction segmentally duplicated, chromosome 8 is distinctly typical in character, being very close to the genome median in each of these aspects. This work describes a finished sequence and gene catalogue for the chromosome, which represents just over 5% of the euchromatic human genome. A unique feature of the chromosome is a vast region of approximately 15 megabases on distal 8p that appears to have a strikingly high mutation rate, which has accelerated in the hominids relative to other sequenced mammals. This fast-evolving region contains a number of genes related to innate immunity and the nervous system, including loci that appear to be under positive selection--these include the major defensin (DEF) gene cluster and MCPH1, a gene that may have contributed to the evolution of expanded brain size in the great apes. The data from chromosome 8 should allow a better understanding of both normal and disease biology and genome evolution.
ESTHER : Nusbaum_2006_Nature_439_331
PubMedSearch : Nusbaum_2006_Nature_439_331
PubMedID: 16421571
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-TG

Title : DNA sequence and analysis of human chromosome 18 - Nusbaum_2005_Nature_437_551
Author(s) : Nusbaum C , Zody MC , Borowsky ML , Kamal M , Kodira CD , Taylor TD , Whittaker CA , Chang JL , Cuomo CA , Dewar K , Fitzgerald MG , Yang X , Abouelleil A , Allen NR , Anderson S , Bloom T , Bugalter B , Butler J , Cook A , Decaprio D , Engels R , Garber M , Gnirke A , Hafez N , Hall JL , Norman CH , Itoh T , Jaffe DB , Kuroki Y , Lehoczky J , Lui A , Macdonald P , Mauceli E , Mikkelsen TS , Naylor JW , Nicol R , Nguyen C , Noguchi H , O'Leary SB , O'Neill K , Piqani B , Smith CL , Talamas JA , Topham K , Totoki Y , Toyoda A , Wain HM , Young SK , Zeng Q , Zimmer AR , Fujiyama A , Hattori M , Birren BW , Sakaki Y , Lander ES
Ref : Nature , 437 :551 , 2005
Abstract : Chromosome 18 appears to have the lowest gene density of any human chromosome and is one of only three chromosomes for which trisomic individuals survive to term. There are also a number of genetic disorders stemming from chromosome 18 trisomy and aneuploidy. Here we report the finished sequence and gene annotation of human chromosome 18, which will allow a better understanding of the normal and disease biology of this chromosome. Despite the low density of protein-coding genes on chromosome 18, we find that the proportion of non-protein-coding sequences evolutionarily conserved among mammals is close to the genome-wide average. Extending this analysis to the entire human genome, we find that the density of conserved non-protein-coding sequences is largely uncorrelated with gene density. This has important implications for the nature and roles of non-protein-coding sequence elements.
ESTHER : Nusbaum_2005_Nature_437_551
PubMedSearch : Nusbaum_2005_Nature_437_551
PubMedID: 16177791
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-LIPG