Fungal Genomics

at Utrecht University

Ophiocordyceps australis 1348a (Ghana)

Organism description

Ophiocordyceps australis sensu lato 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 genome of O. australis from Ghana was sequenced and annotated in collaboration with Charissa de Bekker and David Hughes.

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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