Black fungi and ants: a genomic comparison of species inhabiting carton nests versus domatia

Author(s)
Yu Quan, Nickolas Menezes da Silva, Bruna Jacomel Favoreto de Souza Lima, Sybren de Hoog, Vania Aparecida Vicente, Veronika Mayer, Yingqian Kang, Dongmei Shi
Abstract

Some members of Chaetothyriales, an order containing potential agents of opportunistic infections in humans, have a natural habitat in nests of tropical arboreal ants. In these black fungi, two types of ant symbiosis are known, i.e. occurrence in domatia inside living plants, or as components of carton constructions made of ant-chewed plant tissue. In order to explain differences between strains from these types of association, we sequenced and annotated genomes of two newly described carton species, Incumbomyces lentus and Incumbomyces delicatus, and compared these with genomes of four domatia species and related Chaetothyriales. General genomic characteristics, CYP genes, carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes), secondary metabolism, and sex-related genes were included in the study.

Organisation(s)
Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research
External organisation(s)
Canisius-Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis, Federal University of Parana, Guizhou Medical University, Jining No. 1 People’s Hospital
Journal
IMA Fungus
Volume
13
Pages
4
No. of pages
13
ISSN
2210-6359
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/s43008-022-00091-5
Publication date
03-2022
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
106008 Botany, 106012 Evolutionary research, 106042 Systematic botany
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/black-fungi-and-ants-a-genomic-comparison-of-species-inhabiting-carton-nests-versus-domatia(1ade29e4-2601-4276-a9f9-59409e2c74bf).html