Unannotated genome sequence
The unannotated genome sequence of Aspergillus terreus strain NIH 2624 has been publicly released
by the Broad Institute. The 11.0 x assembly consists of 267 contigs
that cover 29.2 Mb;
the contigs have been linked to form 26 scaffolds.
The assembly is available for downloading and for BLAST searching on the
It has, in addition, been submitted to the whole genome shotgun section of the NCBI.
Aspergillus terreus is one of the original fifteen
target organisms of the Fungal Genome Initiative.
This project was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
as part of a larger Aspergillus comparative genomics effort involving the Microbial Sequencing Centers
at the Broad Institute and at TIGR.
The larger project was created through a white paper submitted by Bruce Birren (Broad),
Bill Nierman (TIGR) and David Denning (The University of Manchester).