Aspergillus terreus NIH2624 (ASM14961v1)

Aspergillus terreus NIH2624 Assembly and Gene Annotation

About the Aspergillus terreus genome

*Aspergillus terreus* is a fungus found in soil, decomposing vegetation and dust in warmer climates such as tropical and subtropical regions. *A. terreus* is commonly used in industry to produce important organic acids, such as itaconic acid and cis-aconitic acid, and enzymes like xylanase. It was also the initial source for the drug mevinolin (lovastatin), a drug for lowering serum cholesterol. *A. terreus* can cause opportunistic infections in people with deficient immune systems. It also produces aspterric acid and 6-hydroxymellein, inhibitors of pollen development in *Arabidopsis thaliana.*

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The Broad Institute sequenced the Aspergillus terreus strain NIH2624 genome at 11.05X coverage using whole genome shotgun (WGS) sequencing. The nuclear genome assembly consists of 267 contigs placed into 26 scaffolds. It has undergone automated annotation.


  1. CADRE: the Central Aspergillus Data REpository.
    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.

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General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyASM14961v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000149615.1, Jun 2010
Database version104.1
Golden Path Length29,364,022
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes10,401
Non coding genes147
Small non coding genes147
Gene transcripts10,551

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