Over the last few years, our research efforts have resulted in the sequenced and annotated genomes of several fungal species, and we keep on adding new ones! The genomes that we have produced so far have been published as part of the following papers:

  • Genetic Underpinnings of Host Manipulation by Ophiocordyceps as Revealed by Comparative Transcriptomics.
    Will I, Das B, Trinh T, Brachmann A, Ohm RA, de Bekker C
    G3 (Bethesda). 2020 Jul; 10(7): 2275-2296. doi: 10.1534/g3.120.401290
  • 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
  • Gene expression during zombie ant biting behavior reflects the complexity underlying fungal parasitic behavioral manipulation.
    de Bekker C, Ohm RA, Loreto RG, Sebastian A, Albert I, Merrow M, Brachmann A, Hughes DP
    BMC Genomics. 2015 Aug; 16: 620. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1812-x

To make these genomes more accessible to the public, they can be accessed through the following genome portals, curated by our collaborators of the Fungal Genomics Group, directed by Dr. Robin Ohm at Utrecht University in the Netherlands:

These genome portals allow you to do the following for each of the organisms:

  • Look up genome statistics
  • Look up individual genes
  • Browse the genome
  • BLAST sequences against the genome
  • Look up functional annotations
  • Perform enrichment analyses
  • Download the sequences and functional annotations