Posts Tagged by genomics

Truffle Genome Sequenced

What information about those delicate fungal flavors and aromas will now yield itself to the prying machines of molecular biologists? French and Italian researchers announced in the journal Nature, that the genome of the Perigord black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) has been sequenced. Of course if you followed fungal news on twitter, you’d already know this, […]

Genome of Fungal Nemesis of Pine Trees Sequenced

Researchers in Canada have announced the sequencing of the genome of Grosmannia clavigera,  a fungus found in the mouth parts of the mountain pine beetle. According to Fungus genome boosts fight to save North American forests from Nature News: “Mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae) have eaten their way through vast swathes of western North American […]

Fungal Research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A recent post at, Fungal Map Of Mutations Key To Increasing Enzyme Production For Bioenergy Use, discussed once again the use of Trichoderma reesei as a possible biofuel producer. This time some work at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) was mentioned. “We want to understand the path that we’ve taken to high enzyme production […]

Can Fungi Be ID’d Using DNA Barcodes?

DNA. It’s the “code of life.” Could there be a “bar code of life” useful for rapidly identifying and differentiating species? Sequencing large stretches of DNA, or entire genomes, can take some time and cost some money, although the time and cost are rapidly getting smaller. What if there were two, maybe three, alleles or […]

Open Helix Offers Free S. cerviseae Genome Database Training Tutorial

Open Helix, provider of training programs for scientists, has a free version of their Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) web-based training product. The company offers both online and site-based training on a range of genomic analayis tools. According to the company website: “OpenHelix provides convenient and effective online tutorial suites on the most powerful and popular […]

Fungal Researchers Win 10 Gigs of Sequence Data

Earlier this year, Roche Applied Science sponsored a contest with a prize of 10 GB of sequence data obtained with a 454 Life Science’s Genome Sequencer FLX System. One of the winning teams plans to use the grant to perform an analysis of fungal gardens maintained by leaf cutter ants. The other winning team is […]

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