Complete genome sequence of the fungus Hypoxylon pulicicidum
What is it about?
Hypoxylon pulicicidum (formerly known as Nodulisporium sp.) is an endophytic fungus originally isolated from the woody plant Bontia daphnioides in Hawaii. This publication reports sequencing of the genome of this fungus and how this data can be accessed for public use.
Why is it important?
The fungus Hypoxylon pulicicidum produces a group of compounds called nodulisporic acids that have potentially useful anti-insect properties. The genome of the fungus was sequenced in order to identify the genes required for biosynthesis if the nodulisporic acids.
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