Genome Sequence Of Fungus Reveals Unsuspected Ability To Use Complex Carbon Sources

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 12:14 in Biology & Nature

The model fungus Podospora anserina has undergone substantial evolution since its separation from Neurospora crassa, as revealed from the Podospora draft genome sequence published in Genome Biology. The study also shows that the Podospora genome contains a large, highly specialized set of genes potentially involved in the breakdown of complex carbon sources, which may have potential use in biotechnology applications.

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