Mucor circinelloides genome update

I recently heard through the grapevine that the Mucor ircinelloides genome 4X assembly was completed by JGI and a BLAST server is available if you contact the authors. Mucorales (previously Zygomycota which is not monophyletic) includes previously sequenced Rhizopus oryzae and Phycomyces blakesleeanus which we’ve blogged about before.

Mucor is model system for the Zygos/Mucorales as it can be transformed with homologous recombination. A very interesting paper from earlier this year, “Mutants defective in a Mucor circinelloides dicer-like gene are not compromised in siRNA silencing but display developmental defects”  also looked at disrupting each of the Dicer-like genes in M. circinelloides and found that dcl-1 mutants displayed developmental defects.

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