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HKI Genome Ressource


Rhizopus microsporus (CBS 344.29)

The terrestrial filamentous fungus Rhizopus microsporus is a zygomycetes. It forms rhizoid and grow in hyphal extension which is white and aerial fungal morphologies (Schipper & Stalpers, 1984). The phytopathogenic strains of R. microsporus are the causative agent of several rice blights that is significant devastation to rice trade (Scherlach, 2013). In addition to this they are famous of being host to the well studied bacterial-fungal endosymbiotic interaction as being host of several Burkholderia species (Partida-Martinez, 2005). In this tripartite interaction, R. microsporus uses the endosymbiont Burkholderia rhizoxinica as a toxin factory that damages the rice (Partida-Martinez, 2007a). Surprisingly, bacteria-free fungus lost its ability to produce neither mature sporangia nor vegetative spores (Partida-Martinez, 2007b). In this project, we sequenced a bacterium-free (strain CBS 344.29) and endosymbiotic (strain ATCC 62417) Rhizopus microspporus.

Currently available Genome Ressources:

- Genome Sequence [scaffolds.fasta]
- Gene [genomic.fasta]
- Coding Sequence [CDS.fasta]
- Protein Sequence [protein.fasta]
- Structural and functional annotation (Gene Ontology InterPro domains) [gff]
- All supercontigs [scaffolds.all.fasta]
- Sequence anbiguity [tsv]

External Ressources:

- Literature Horn F, Üzüm Z, Möbius N, Guthke R, Linde J, Hertweck C. 2015. Draft genome sequences of symbiotic and nonsymbiotic Rhizopus microsporus strains CBS 344.29 and ATCC 62417. Genome Announc. 3(1):e01370-14. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01370-14 [LINK]
- Raw Data [LINK]
- Taxonomy [LINK]


- Biological contact persons: Christian Hertweck
- Bioinformatics contact persons: Jörg Linde