Aspergillus niger Assembly and Gene Annotation
About the Aspergillus niger genome
Aspergillus niger causes black mould on certain fruits and vegetables such as grapes, apricots, onions, and peanuts, and is a common contaminant of food. It is ubiquitous in soil and is commonly reported from indoor environments.
The Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI)](http://genome.jgi-psf.org/Aspni1/Aspni1.home.html) sequenced the genome of Aspergillus niger strain ATCC 1015 at 8.9X coverage using whole genome shotgun (WGS) sequencing. The version 3.0 of the assembly (June 30, 2008) contains 8 chromosomes, made up of 21 scaffolds, and 3 unmapped scaffolds. The 7 of the 8 chromosomes and 1 unmapped scaffold contain telomeres making A. niger's genome 34.85 MB in size.
- CADRE: the Central Aspergillus Data
Mabey JE, Anderson MJ, Giles PF, Miller CJ, Attwood TK, Paton NW, Bornberg-Bauer E, Robson GD, Oliver SG, Denning DW. 2004. Nucleic Acids Res.. 32:D401-5.
- Genome sequencing and analysis of the versatile cell factory
Aspergillus niger CBS
Pel HJ, de Winde JH, Archer DB, Dyer PS, Hofmann G, Schaap PJ, Turner G, de Vries RP, ..., van Ooyen AJ et al. 2007. Nat. Biotechnol.. 25:221-231.
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.