Aspergillus nidulans (ASM1142v1)

Aspergillus nidulans Assembly and Gene Annotation

About the Aspergillus nidulans genome

Aspergillus nidulans (also called Emericella nidulans when referring to its sexual form, or teleomorph) is one of many species of filamentous fungi in the phylum Ascomycota. It has been an important research organism for studying eukaryotic cell biology for over 50 years, being used to study a wide range of subjects including recombination, DNA repair, mutation, cell cycle control, tubulin, chromatin, nucleokinesis, pathogenesis, metabolism and experimental evolution.

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A European consortium called Eurofungbase together with the University of Manchester, sequenced the Aspergillus nidulans strain FGSC-4A genome using whole genome shotgun (WGS) sequencing. The genome is ~29.8 Mbp and assembled into 8 chromosomes.


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More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyASM1142v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000011425.1, Feb 2015
Database version111.1
Golden Path Length29,828,291
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes10,534
Non coding genes231
Small non coding genes229
Long non coding genes2
Gene transcripts10,828