Organisms

The following organisms have been sequenced and annotated by the Fungal Genomics group. Their genomes can be browsed interactively using JBrowse and Apollo, and they can be used in BLAST analyses.


Ophiocordyceps kimflemingae (O. unilateralis s.l. strain SC16a)

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Ophiocordyceps kimflemingae strain SC16a (previously known as Ophiocordyceps unilateralis) was isolated from a Camponotus castaneus worker ant collected in Donalds, South Carolina, USA. Fungi of this species complex are entomopathogenic Ascomycetes infecting and manipulating the behavior of Carpenter ants. These species reside within the Order Hypocreales and Family Ophiocordycipitaceae.

The figure depicts an ant that was killed by O. kimflemingae. A fruiting structure emerges from the ant’s head, producing sexual spores.

The genome of O. kimflemingae was sequenced and annotated in collaboration with Charissa de Bekker and David Hughes.

Version 1 (published in 2015; Ophio1_1):

Version 2 (published in 2017; Ophio5):


Ophiocordyceps subramaniannii sensu lato (strain 1346) (Hirsu2)

Ophiocordyceps subramanianii strain 1346 was isolated from a Ponerine worker ant collected in Kukurantumi fetish forest in the Eastern region of Ghana. Fungi of this species complex are entomopathogenic Ascomycetes infecting and manipulating the behavior of Ponerine ants. These species reside within the Order Hypocreales and Family Ophiocordycipitaceae. The figure depicts an ant that was killed by O. subramanianii s.l.. The genome was sequenced and annotated in collaboration with Charissa de Bekker and David Hughes.


Ophiocordyceps camponoti-rufipedis (O. unilateralis s.l. strain map16) (Ophun1)

Ophiocordyceps camponoti-rufipedis strain map16 (species within the Ophiocordyceps unilateralis complex) was isolated from a Camponotus rufipes worker ant collected in the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil. Fungi of this species complex are entomopathogenic Ascomycetes infecting and manipulating the behavior of Carpenter ants. These species reside within the Order Hypocreales and Family Ophiocordycipitaceae.

The figure depicts an ant that was killed by O. camponoti-rufipedis. A fruiting structure emerges from the ant’s head, producing sexual spores.

The genome of O. camponoti-rufipedis was sequenced and annotated in collaboration with Charissa de Bekker and David Hughes.


Ophiocordyceps australis sensu lato from Brazil (strain map64) (OphauB2)

 

Ophiocordyceps australis strain map64 was isolated from a Ponerine worker ant collected in the Atlantic rain forest in Brazil. Fungi of this species complex are entomopathogenic Ascomycetes infecting Ponerine ants. These species reside within the Order Hypocreales and Family Ophiocordycipitaceae. The figure depicts the stalk with fruiting body emerging from an ant that was killed by O. subramanianii s.l. and died in the leaf litter. The genome of O. australis from Brazil was sequenced and annotated in collaboration with Charissa de Bekker and David Hughes.


Ophiocordyceps australis sensu lato from Ghana (strain 1348a) (OphauG2)

Ophiocordyceps australis strain 1348a was isolated from a Ponerine worker ant collected in Kukurantumi fetish forest in the Eastern region of Ghana. Fungi of this species complex are entomopathogenic Ascomycetes infecting and manipulating the behavior of Ponerine ants. These species reside within the Order Hypocreales and Family Ophiocordycipitaceae. The figure depicts an ant that was killed by O. australis s.l.. The genome of O. australis from Ghana was sequenced and annotated in collaboration with Charissa de Bekker and David Hughes.