Fungal Genomics

at Utrecht University

Ophiocordyceps australis map64 (Brazil)

Organism description

Ophiocordyceps australis sensu lato strain map64 was isolated from a Ponerine worker ant collected in the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil. Fungi of this species complex are entomopathogenic Ascomycetes infecting Ponerine ants. These species reside within the Order Hypocreales and Family Ophiocordycipitaceae.

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

Ophiocordyceps australis map64 - OphauB2

Figure. The stalk of a fruiting body emerging from an ant that was killed by O. subramanianii s.l. and died in the leaf litter.

Reference

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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