Viewing Annotated Aspergillus Genomes on the Central Aspergillus Data Repository (Cadre) Website.

JEM Gilsenan MJ Anderson TK Attwood SG Oliver NW Paton GD Robson DW Denning.

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The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.


CADRE has been funded to house publicly available genomic data for all Aspergillus species. The Ensembl database schema and software have been adapted and used to set up a W ebsite ( Using a W eb browser, the user can view the position of mapped features, such as protein-coding genes, on sequence contigs. For each feature, links are provided to allow the user to retrieve further data. For protein-coding genes, such data include: chromosomal co-ordinates; a description of the encoded protein's function; similarity matches; and displays of transcript structure and protein features. Two complete Aspergillus genomes are currently available on the W ebsite. The A. nidulans genomic sequence and annotation has been provided by the Broad Institute and consists of 28.6Mb of DNA with 9520 genes. The sequence consists of 248 contigs assembled into 27 supercontigs. The next release of the A. nidulans sequence will incorporate manually corrected gene reports brought to our attention during the writing of the genome sequence paper. The A. fumigatus sequence was determined by The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and the Sanger Institute. Annotation was generated automatically and manual changes have been incorporated by T IGR during the process of writing the genome paper. The genome consists of 28.8M b of DNA with 10,034 genes. The sequence has been assembled into 16 chromosomal arms stretching from the telomere to the centromere. Two arms contain gaps: one of these is only 5kb and the other one represents the ribosomal DNA repeat.

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23rd Fungal Genetics Conference
    • Fungal Genetics Conference 23rd (2002)