The Aspergillus and Candida Genome Databases (AspGD and CGD), curated gene and protein information resources for the fungal research community.

Martha B. Arnaud 1, Jonathan Binkley 1, Gustavo Cerqueira 2, Marcus C. Chibucos 2, Maria C. Costanzo 1, Jonathan Crabtree 2, Diane O. Inglis 1, Joshua Orvis 2, Prachi Shah 1, Marek S. Skrzypek 1, Gail Binkley 1, Stuart R. Miyasato 1, Jennifer Russo

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1 Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; 2 Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


The Aspergillus Genome Database ( and the Candida Genome Database ( are web-based genomics resources for researchers studying two important groups of fungi, the Aspergillus and Candida species. We provide high-quality manual curation of the experimental scientific literature, as well as tools for exploring these data, and community resources. The curated information for each gene appears on its Locus Summary page (LSP) with links to pages that provide phenotype and GO details, sequence and annotation history and a comprehensive list of reference citations. As we add multiple species, the LSPs for orthologs are interlinked to facilitate browsing of related genes. At AspGD, we initially curated the gene-specific literature for the model organism Aspergillus nidulans, and now also for the pathogen A. fumigatus. At CGD, we have curated Candida albicans and are now curating C. glabrata. In the future, we will expand our efforts to other species, including A. niger and A. oryzae for AspGD, C. dubliniensis and C. parapsilosis for CGD. AspGD and CGD are supported by NIH RO1 AI077599 from the NIAID and R01 DE015873 from the NIDCR, respectively.

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26th Fungal Genetics Conference
    • Fungal Genetics Conference 26th (2005)