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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has supported and currently supports a series of projects, led by the Broad Institute, aimed at sequencing the genomes of a number of fungi. These fungi were proposed in three individual proposals submitted to NHGRI over the course of three years, consisting of the following sets of organisms.

Whitepaper proposals can be viewed by clicking on the group headings.

  • Fungal Genome Initiative I:  
    (Submitted Feb. 2002)

    Aspergillus nidulans
    Coccidioides immitis
    Coprinus cinereus
    Cryptococcus neoformans,
    Serotype A
    Pneumocystis carinii (human and mouse pathogens)
    Rhizopus oryzae
    Ustilago maydis

  • Fungal Genome Initiative II:  
    (Submitted June 2003)

    Candida albicans
    Candida tropicalis
    Lodderomyces elongisporus
    Saccharomyces cerevisiae RM11-1A

  • Fungal Genome Initiative III:  
    (Submitted Oct. 2003)

    Candida guilliermondii
    Candida lusitaniae
    Chaetomium globosum
    Cryptococcus neoformans
    Serotype B
    Histoplasma capsulatum
    Podospora anserina
    Unicinocarpus reesei

  • Fungal Genome Initiative IV:  
    (Submitted July 2004)

    Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
    Schizosaccharomyces japonicus
    Schizosaccharomyces octosporus

  • Geomyces destructans  
    (Submitted June 2009)

For each genome, 10-fold whole genome shotgun sequence coverage from paired-end reads will be obtained from plasmids (90 percent) and fosmids (10 percent). These sequence reads will be used to create a genome assembly.

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Additional Resources

Sequence and Assembly
  • dbEST [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] - Database of ESTs at NCBI

Last updated: June 05, 2012