Metarhizium anisopliae BRIP 53293 (GCA_000426965) (ASM42696v1)

Metarhizium anisopliae BRIP 53293 (GCA_000426965) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Metarhizium anisopliae BRIP 53293 (GCA_000426965)


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. Ilya I. Mechnikov named it after the insect species from which it was originally isolated - the beetle Anisoplia austriaca. It is a mitosporic fungus with asexual reproduction, which was formerly classified in the form class Hyphomycetes of the phylum Deuteromycota (also often called Fungi Imperfecti). According to Paul Stamets, it could be the answer to prevent colony collapse disorder and catastrophic famine.

Many isolates have long been recognised to be specific, and they were assigned variety status, but they have now been assigned as new Metarhizium species, such as M. anisopliae, M. majus and M. acridum (which was M. anisopliae var. acridum and included the isolates used for locust control). Metarhizium taii was placed in M. anisopliae var. anisopliae, but has now been described as a synonym of M. guizhouense (see Metarhizium). The commercially important isolate M.a. 43 (or F52, Met52, etc.), which infects Coleoptera and other insect orders has now been assigned to Metarhizium brunneum.

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The assembly presented is the ASM42696v1 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000426965.1.


The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000426965.1, with additional non-coding genes derived from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.

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General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyASM42696v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000426965.1,
Database version100.1
Base Pairs38,255,190
Golden Path Length38,672,492
Genebuild by20
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes11,415
Non coding genes187
Small non coding genes185
Long non coding genes2
Gene transcripts11,602

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