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.
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 µm.
Data summary of M. anisopliae ARSEF 23
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- 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.