Eremothecium gossypii FDAG1 (GCA_000968835) (ASM96883v1)

Eremothecium gossypii FDAG1 (GCA_000968835) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Eremothecium gossypii FDAG1 (GCA_000968835)

(also known as Ashbya gossypii) is a filamentous fungus or mold closely related to yeast, but growing exclusively in a filamentous way. It was originally isolated from cotton as a pathogen causing stigmatomycosis by Ashby and Nowell in 1926. This disease affects the development of hair cells in cotton bolls and can be transmitted to citrus fruits, which thereupon dry out and collapse (dry rot disease). In the first part of the 20th century, and two other fungi causing stigmatomycosis (, ) made it virtually impossible to grow cotton in certain regions of the subtropics, causing severe economical losses. Control of the spore-transmitting insects - cotton stainer () and (antestia bugs) - permitted full eradication of infections. was recognized as a natural overproducer of riboflavin (vitamin B~2~), which protects its spores against ultraviolet light. This made it an interesting organism for industries, where genetically modified strains are still used to produce this vitamin.

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The assembly presented is the ASM96883v1 assembly submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000968835.1.


The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000968835.1, 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.



AssemblyASM96883v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_000968835.1,
Database version104.1
Golden Path Length9,157,154
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceEuropean Nucleotide Archive

Gene counts

Coding genes4,774
Non coding genes470
Small non coding genes470
Gene transcripts5,245

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