Navigation Links
Forest Service part of team sequencing 1,000 fungal genomes
Date:11/7/2011

MADISON, Wisconsin, November 7, 2011 A 79-year-old collection of fungal cultures and the U.S. Forest Service's Northern Research Station are part of a team that will sequence 1,000 fungal genomes in the next 5 years.

Dan Lindner, a research plant pathologist with the Northern Research Station's Center for Forest Mycology Research (CFMR), is one of 13 scientists participating in the '1000 Fungal Genomes' project, which in collaboration with the Department of Energy's (DOE) Joint Genome Institute will sequence two species from every known fungal family. The project is a first step in creating an encyclopedia of all fungi, which will one day help researchers understand not only what they do, but how fungi operate.

The '1000 Fungal Genomes' project was one of 41 research projects awarded funding through the Department of Energy's 2012 Community Sequencing Program (CSP), the DOE announced November 3.

The CFMR will provide approximately 200 of the 1,000 species that will be sequenced, with the remaining 800 species provided by four other major culture collections from around the world. Established in 1932, the CFMR's culture collection includes 20,000 cultures from 1,600 species of fungi. "It's an incredible resource," Lindner said. "As far as we know, it's the world's largest collection of wood-inhabiting fungi."

The CFMR culture collection is comprised mainly of Basidiomycetes, or club fungi, which includes the types of fungi that form mushrooms. These fungi play many critical roles in forests, from species that protect tree roots to species that decompose wood to destructive forest pathogens that actively kill trees. Researchers at the CFMR will grow the fungi and isolate the DNA for sequencing by the DOE's Joint Genome Institute.

Fungi are prevalent, hard working, and largely unknown despite their importance to everything from carbon cycling to production of life-saving drugs, including "old-fashioned" wonder drugs
'/>"/>

Contact: Jane Hodgins
jmhodgins@fs.fed.us
651-649-5281
USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Tropical forests are fertilized by air pollution
2. Savannas, forests in a battle of the biomes, Princeton researchers find
3. Forests not keeping pace with climate change
4. Fewer marten detections in California forest linked to decline in habitat
5. Forest fires are becoming larger and more frequent
6. Production of biofuel from forests will increase greenhouse emissions
7. Leaf litter ants advance case for rainforest conservation in Borneo
8. Albedo effect in forest disturbances can cause added warming, bonus cooling
9. U-M ecologist: Future forests may soak up more carbon dioxide than previously believed
10. Managing future forests for water
11. US Forest Service study finds hemlock still abundant despite adelgid infestation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/2/2015)... DUBLIN , June 25, 2015 ... the addition of the "Next Generation Biometrics Market ... to 2020" report to their offering. ... $24.4 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 17.9% ... is the leading application for the market. Safran ...
(Date:6/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ATL Technology, LLC, a top provider ... in single use solutions, headquartered in Springville, Utah ... California corporation with locations in ... Jose, Costa Rica ). This acquisition will ... with ATL Technology,s existing facility in Costa ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... YORK , June 24, 2015 This ... market, over the next six years. It contains an ... the industry, along with their impact from the short, ... It also discusses the industry, market, and technology trends ... that the need of concerned authorities to efficiently manage ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 2Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 3ATL Technology Announces Acquisition of MedConx, Inc. and Expanded Global Footprint 2Automatic Identification System Market by Class, by Platform, by Application and by Geography - Global Forecasts & Analysis to 2014 - 2020 2
... have an edge in keeping a healthier balance between the ... before reaching menopause. Premenopausal women are known to have ... afterward their risks are essentially the same as men, says ... at the Medical College of Georgia. The reason appears ...
... populations of Canada,s southern Rockies are a more distinct ... study by University of Calgary researchers that is shedding ... In a study published in the current issue ... Environmental Design PhD candidate Byron Weckworth and his research ...
... (Jan. 28, 2009) Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have ... in regulating mitochondria, the energy-producing machines of cells. This ... new treatments for heart disease to boost energy in ... of cancer. In the study, published online Jan. ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers may have found why women have an edge on salt-sensitive hypertension 2Mountain caribou's ancient ancestry revealed 2
(Date:7/29/2015)... (Q2 2015: +14% CER / 20% of sales) led the regional performance in ... , as well as solid contributions from Korea, India ... Middle East / Africa (Q2 2015: ... , Turkey and the United Kingdom ... excluding U.S. HPV sales, on demand across all customer classes. The top seven ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... G-CON Manufacturing, Inc., ... of their 2nd generation cell therapy POD® design. The 2nd generation portfolio not ... represents a new POD® design. , “G-CON first offered our miniPOD CT ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... July 29, 2015  Therapath Neuropathology ( www.Therapath.com ... partnerships with VA and Military Medical centers both ... Density (ENFD) and Sweat Gland Nerve Fiber Density ... ( https://therapath.com/skin ). Demonstration of ... (ENFD) on punch skin biopsy is a highly ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life Sciences ... regenerative medicine company, is pleased to announce that the ... (RCI-02) have been locked.  Prototypes for industrial and ... for an application for CE mark clearance to ... in 2016. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150729/248373 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 2QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 3QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 4QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 5QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 6QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 7QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 8QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 9QIAGEN Reports Results for Second Quarter and First Half of 2015 10G-CON Manufacturing Launches Their 2nd Generation Cell Therapy Cleanroom POD® 2G-CON Manufacturing Launches Their 2nd Generation Cell Therapy Cleanroom POD® 3Neuropathology services for VA and Military health systems 2RepliCel Life Sciences Unveils Innovative Dermal Injector Prototype 2RepliCel Life Sciences Unveils Innovative Dermal Injector Prototype 3RepliCel Life Sciences Unveils Innovative Dermal Injector Prototype 4RepliCel Life Sciences Unveils Innovative Dermal Injector Prototype 5
... Oct. 19 The US and European medical technology ... in 2009 but managed to improve overall net income ... financial discipline. While medtech has fared better than many ... put increasing strain on the industry,s long-standing business model. ...
... time scientists have been able to watch nanoparticles grow ... the foundation of nanotechnology and their performance depends on ... able to develop ways to control conditions under which ... range of applications including solar-cell technology and chemical and ...
... Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX ) announced ... financial results after the Nasdaq market closes on Thursday, October ... and webcast to discuss its financial results and provide a ... Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time). Participants can ...
Cached Biology Technology:Medtech Industry Successfully Weathering Challenges of Economic Downturn 2Medtech Industry Successfully Weathering Challenges of Economic Downturn 3Medtech Industry Successfully Weathering Challenges of Economic Downturn 4Medtech Industry Successfully Weathering Challenges of Economic Downturn 5Breakthrough in nanocrystals growth 2
BD BioCoat BD MatrigelTM Matrix 100 mm Culture Dishes for hepatocytes, tissue-culture treated polystyrene with a uniform application of MATRIGEL Matrix....
...
... internal standard for the quantification of 5-OxoETE ... is a polyunsaturated keto acid formed by ... It stimulates cytosolic calcium levels in neutrophils ... selectively stimulates the migration and degranulation of ...
... a 10.0 kb Autographa californica (AcNPV) polyhedrin ... AcNPV polyhedrin promoter and two AcNPV p10 ... a Sma I cloning site, followed by ... inverted polyhedrin promoter has been inserted containing ...
Biology Products: