- Genome project overview
An overview of the genome project can be found at the NCBI website.
- Unannotated genome sequence
The unannotated genome sequence of the type strain NRRL 1 of Aspergillus clavatus has been publicly released by The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR). The 11.4 x assembly of Aspergillus clavatus consists of 322 contigs that cover 27.9 Mb; the contigs have been linked to form 240 scaffolds. The assembly is available for BLAST searching at NCBI by selection of the non-redundant (nr) or whole genome shotgun (wgs) databases.
This project was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease as part of a larger Aspergillus comparative genomics effort involving the Microbial Sequencing Centers at the Broad Institute and at TIGR. The larger project was created through a white paper submitted by Bruce Birren (Broad), Bill Nierman (TIGR) and David Denning (The University of Manchester).
- Comparative analysis of an emerging fungal pathogen, Aspergillus terreus
The document puts forward a case for the sequencing of the genome of Aspergillus clavatus for use in comparative analysis of the genomes of significant pathogens in the Aspergilli, such as A.terreus and A.fumigatus.