Friends and Foes -Comparative Genomics of 23 Aspergillus Flavi Species

Inge Kjærbølling, Tammi C. Vesth, Jane L. Nybo, Sebastian Theobald, Jens C. Frisvad, Martin E. Kogle, Ellen K. Lyhne, Atsushi Sato, Matthieu Hainaut, Elodie Drula, Bernard Henrissat, Alan Kuo, Asaf Salamov, Robert Riley, Uffe H. Mortensen, Thomas O. Larsen, Igor V. Grigoriev, Scott E. Baker, Mikael R. Andersen

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Flavi is a highly diverse section in genus Aspergillus encompassing species used in food fermentation and enzyme production (A. oryzae and A. sojae ) as well as toxigenic and foodspoilers (A. parasiticus and A. flavus) in addition to many less studied species. Here we have whole genome sequenced 19 Flavi species and used comparative genomic tools to investigate the section. We have examined similarities and differences of thissection with a special focus on the carbohydrate active enzymes (CAZy) and secondary metabolites to get an understanding of what is unique features for section Flavi. In addition we have studied selected secondary metabolite gene clusters (SMGC) found widely across the section to get an understanding of cluster evolution and development.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event14th European Conference on Fungal Genetics - Technicon– Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Duration: 25 Feb 201828 Feb 2018
Conference number: 14


Conference14th European Conference on Fungal Genetics
LocationTechnicon– Israel Institute of Technology


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