All entries for November 2008

November 24, 2008

Agaricus bisporus var. burnettii JB137–S8 deposited at FGSC

Follow-up to Agaricus bisporus strains now with FGSC from MCs Basidio Blogging

Thanks also to Rick Kerrigan who has deposited the JB137-S8 homokaryon with the FGSC collection. This represents a full compliment of strains involved in the JGI genome sequencing of Agaricus bisporus

FGSC#         Designation
10392         Agaricus bisporus var. burnettii JB137-S8 (homokaryon)     



November 21, 2008

Agaricus bisporus Genome Sequencing – JGI update 2008/11

JGIstatus_20081121The JGI has recently recently completed their checkpoint sequencing & assembly for Agaricus bisporus H97.

Jeremy Schmutz from the JGIs Genome Assembly Group has provided a summary report jgisummary.pdf


The H97 assembly will change when the remainder of the sequence is generated and reassembled. Contig and scaffold numbers and arrangements will change between the 4X and 8X assembly and the JGI does not provide read mapping information.
ESTs for Agaricus bisporus U1 are currently in clustering.

jgi_logoThe JGI remain interested in any resources our community has to offer to aid in the annotation, e.g. ESTs, BAC libraries, physical and genetic maps.  If research groups have suitable resources and would be prepared to share them with the project, please let me know as soon as possible.


November 14, 2008

Agaricus bisporus strains now with FGSC

Many thanks to Anton Sonnenberg who has deposited various Agaricus bisporus var. bisporus strains being used in the JGI project with the Fungal Genetics Stock Centre (FGSC)

Kevin McCluskey (Curator, FGSC) has already asigned the following FGSC accession numbers

FGSC#          Designation
10389           Agaricus bisporus var. bisporus H97 (homokaryon)        
10390           Agaricus bisporus var. bisporus H39 (homokaryon)
10391           Agaricus bisporus var. bisporus Horst U1 (heterokaryon)



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