Aspergillus niger (ASM285v2)


CADRE is currently funded by SYBARIS, an EU Framework Programe 7 collaborative project, grant agreement number 242220.

Funding for the incorporation of the Aspergillus nidulans genome within Ensembl Genomes has been provided by the European Commission under FELICS, contract number 021902 (RII3) within the Research Infrastructure Action of the FP6 "Structuring the European Research Area" Programme.

About the Aspergillus niger genome

In February 2007, a European consortium, led by DSM Food Specialties publically released the A. niger (CBS 513.88) genome.

The genome sequence was obtained by the process of BAC walking, followed by shotgun sequencing of selected large BACs. The selected BACs (505 in total), representing the minimal tiling set covering the genome, had an average size of 76.8 kb and were sequenced with a coverage of 7.5x. Automated and manual annotation were carried out by the European Consortium. ORFs were automatically predicted by FGENESH (trained on A. niger and related organism sequences) as well as several other prediction programs. For all predicted ORFs, function and structure were predicted using PEDANT-ProTM software and then manually verified.

The genetic and phyiscal maps were established by using parasexual recombination and electro-phorectic karyotyping. There are eight chromosomes (I to VIII) within CADRE.

ORFs were chiefly predicted using FGENESH. PEDANT-ProTM was used to analyse each ORF, for which predicted features were manually verified and annotated.

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.

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Taxonomy ID 5061

Data source CADRE

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

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