Genome Technology highlights the very cool thing about next-gen sequencing – it puts the power in the hands of the researchers to explore genome sequence and doesn’t limit them to projects only funded through sequencing centers. The Genome Technology piece highlights work at Duke to sequence the genome Cladonia grayi, a lichenized fungus, with 454 technology at Duke’s Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy through their next-gen sequencing program.
The Arnold lab at the University of Arizona seeks a postdoctoral researcher as part of a recently funded, collaborative project supported by the National Science Foundation’s Genealogy of Life (GoLife) program. The project centers on enriching phylogenetic knowledge of the Pezizomycotina through new collections of endophytic and endolichenic fungi, with special attention to the evolution of symbioses with photosynthetic prokaryotes and … Continue reading Postdoc: Fungal Evolution at University Arizona (Arnold Lab)
The 12th European Conference on Fungal Genetics was a fun and successful exchange of science and ideas in Seville, Spain.
Puccinia and Melampsora (wheat and poplar rust) genomes published http://t.co/GQ8nIFb # Lichen evolved on two trackshttp://t.co/a2OtyM6 /via @gmlu # Powered by Twitter Tools
Population genetics of lichen-forming fungi – a review http://bit.ly/fTyW6M # Powered by Twitter Tools
Elastase Activity in Aspergillus fumigatus Can Arise by Random, Spontaneous Mutations http://bit.ly/e60VPH # A fumigatus toxin Fumagillin suppresses the immune response of Galleria larvae by inhibiting the action of haemocytes http://bit.ly/eWDrbQ # Fungal community associated with fermentation and storage of Fuzhuan brick-tea http://bit.ly/hfguVi # Cdc42/Rho GTPases in fungi: variations on a common theme http://bit.ly/gOfrBo # … Continue reading The roundup of twittered updates for 2011-02-28
Story from @KQED #QUEST on lichens in Yosemite national park http://bit.ly/ar01Hs # Using Deep RNA Sequencing for the Structural Annotation of the Laccaria Bicolor Mycorrhizal Transcriptome http://bit.ly/d96lyd # PoGO: Prediction of Gene Ontology terms for fungal proteins. http://bit.ly/ceBcor # Powered by Twitter Tools
On a recent trip to Joshua Tree NP we saw only a few fungi, some beautiful lichens. I also took a picture of this grass (right) which in a funny way, resembles a zygomycete sporangia. We will have to return when the rains come for the wildflower show and seek out the palm oases in … Continue reading Joshua Tree
AutoMsg: Server starting # How to make vaccines in Neurospora. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bi…..009.02.006 # Added strain table for Histoplasma and link to Acremonium genome http://tinyurl.com/65qsxy # Fungi making styrofoam – via Kabir – http://tinyurl.com/c4vp3q # RT @hyphaltip: Lichen named for Pres Obama by UCR herbarium curator Kerry Knudsen http://is.gd/sMwk # Starting bitbucket repo for data format projects … Continue reading Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-20
CNN reports on a giant (25 ft tall) prehistoric fungus classified by C. Kevin Boyce and collegues. Also see U Chicago press release and Softpedia articles about the manuscript entitled Devonian landscape heterogeneity recorded by a giant fungus published in Geology describing the Prototaxites fossil. It has apparently been studied for quite a long time (150 years) to no avail.