Metarhizium anisopliae ARSEF 23

Category
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Sordariomycetes
Order
Hypocreales
Family
Clavicipitaceae
Genus
Metarhizium
Species
anisopliae
Strain
ARSEF 23
Host
Insect
Status
Draft
Source
NCBI

Metarhizium anisopliae, formerly known as Entomophthora anisopliae (basionym), is a fungus that grows naturally in soils throughout the world and causes disease in various insects by acting as a parasitoid. Genome data of Metarhizium anisopliae ARSEF 23 was downloaded from GenBank.

Major stages in the infection cycle of Metarhizium anisopliae

Fig.1 Major stages in the infection cycle of Metarhizium (Gao et al., 2011).
(A) A germinating conidium producing an appressorium. (B) Mycelia attacked by hemocytes after cuticular penetration. (C) Budding yeast-type cells (blastospores) produced by the fungus to facilitate dispersal in insect hemocoel. (D) Cadaver showing emerging hyphae producing conidia (E). CO, conidium; AP, appressorium. Bar, 5 ┬Ám.

Data summary of M. anisopliae ARSEF 23

Data TypeRecordsLength (bp or aa)
Assembly9041656800
Gene1168818871440
mRNA1168817245170
Protein116885736702
Exon3027017275440

References:

  • Gao Q, Jin K, Ying SH, Zhang Y, Xiao G, Shang Y, Duan Z, Hu X, Xie XQ, Zhou G et al: Genome sequencing and comparative transcriptomics of the model entomopathogenic fungi Metarhizium anisopliae and M. acridum. PLoS genetics 2011, 7(1):e1001264.