Fungal Genomics

at Utrecht University

Ophiocordyceps subramaniannii

Organism description

Ophiocordyceps subramanianii sensu lato 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 genome was sequenced and annotated in collaboration with Charissa de Bekker and David Hughes.

Ophiocordyceps subramanianii - Hirsu2

Figure. An ant that was killed by Ophiocordyceps subramanianii s.l..


Please cite this paper when using data from this genome:

Ant-infecting Ophiocordyceps genomes reveal a high diversity of potential behavioral manipulation genes and a possible major role for enterotoxins.
de Bekker C, Ohm RA, Evans HC, Brachmann A, Hughes DP
Sci Rep. 2017 Oct; 7(1): 12508. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12863-w

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