Ashbya gossypii (ASM9102v1)

Ashbya gossypii Assembly and Gene Annotation

About the Ashbya gossypii genome

More than 90% of Ashbya gossypii genes show both homology and a particular pattern of synteny with Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It was originally isolated from cotton as a pathogen causing stigmatomycosis by Ashby and Novell in 1926. The Ashbya gossypii genome project was initiated when conservation of gene order and orientation (synteny) to Saccharomyces cerevisiae was noted.

Ashbya gossypii became recognized as an attractive model to study the growth of long and multinucleate fungal cells (hyphae) because of its small genome, haploid nuclei, and efficient gene targeting methods. It is generally assumed that a better understanding of filamentous fungal growth will greatly stimulate the development of novel fungicides.


Annotation of Ashbya gossypii was imported from the European Nucleotide Archive. Non coding RNA genes have been annotated using tRNAScan-SE (Lowe, T.M. and Eddy, S.R. 1997), RFAM (Griffiths-Jones et al 2005), and RNAmmer (Lagesen K.,et al 2007); additional analysis tools have also been applied.


  1. The Ashbya gossypii genome as a tool for mapping the ancient Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome.
    Dietrich FS, Voegeli S, Brachat S, Lerch A, Gates K, Steiner S, Mohr C, Phlmann R, Luedi P, Choi S et al. 2004. Science. 304:304-307.

Other Data

Probe mapping data has been loaded for the experiment A-AFFY-105.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyASM9102v1 (Ashbya gossypii ATCC 10895 assembly from BioProject 13834), INSDC Assembly GCA_000091025.3, Oct 2010
Database version102.1
Golden Path Length9,119,312
Genebuild byAGD
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceAshbya Genome Database

Gene counts

Coding genes4,776
Non coding genes725
Small non coding genes725
Gene transcripts5,520

About this species