Amanita muscaria Koide BX008 (GCA_000827485) (Amanita_muscaria_Koide_BX008_v1.0)

Amanita muscaria Koide BX008 (GCA_000827485) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Amanita muscaria Koide BX008 (GCA_000827485)

Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a basidiomycete mushroom, one of many in the genus Amanita. It is also a muscimol mushroom. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally introduced to many countries in the Southern Hemisphere, generally as a symbiont with pine and birch plantations, and is now a true cosmopolitan species. It associates with various deciduous and coniferous trees.

Arguably the most iconic toadstool species, the fly agaric is a large white-gilled, white-spotted, usually red mushroom, and is one of the most recognisable and widely encountered in popular culture.

Although classified as poisonous, reports of human deaths resulting from its ingestion are extremely rare. After parboiling---which weakens its toxicity and breaks down the mushroom's psychoactive substances---it is eaten in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America. Amanita muscaria is noted for its hallucinogenic properties, with its main psychoactive constituents being the compounds ibotenic acid and muscimol. The mushroom was used as an intoxicant and entheogen by the peoples of Siberia, and has a religious significance in these cultures. There has been much speculation on possible traditional use of this mushroom as an intoxicant in other places such as the Middle East, Eurasia, North America, and Scandinavia.

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The assembly presented is the Amanita muscaria Koide BX008 v1.0 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000827485.1.


The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000827485.1, 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.



AssemblyAmanita muscaria Koide BX008 v1.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_000827485.1,
Database version104.1
Golden Path Length40,699,759
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes18,086
Non coding genes118
Small non coding genes118
Gene transcripts18,211

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