The genome sequence of the biocontrol fungus Metarhizium anisopliae and comparative genomics of Metarhizium species

Pattemore, Julie A. and Hane, James K. and Williams, Angela H. and Wilson, Bree A. L. and Stodart, Ben J. and Ash, Gavin J. (2014) The genome sequence of the biocontrol fungus Metarhizium anisopliae and comparative genomics of Metarhizium species. BMC Genomics, 15 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1471-2164

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Abstract

Metarhizium anisopliae is an important fungal biocontrol agent of insect pests of agricultural crops. Genomics can aid the successful commercialization of biopesticides by identification of key genes differentiating closely related species, selection of virulent microbial isolates which are amenable to industrial scale production and formulation and through the reduction of phenotypic variability. The genome of Metarhizium isolate ARSEF23 was recently published as a model for M. anisopliae, however phylogenetic analysis has since re-classified this isolate as M. robertsii. We present a new annotated genome sequence of M. anisopliae (isolate Ma69) and whole genome comparison to M. robertsii (ARSEF23) and M. acridum (CQMa 102).


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Open Access.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 02:02
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2018 05:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fungi; Metarhizium; Metarhizium anisopliae
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0604 Genetics > 060408 Genomics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-660
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29729

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