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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: AFLATOXIN CONTROL THROUGH TARGETING MECHANISMS GOVERNING AFLATOXIN BIOSYNTHESIS IN CORN AND COTTONSEED Title: Comparative Genomics of Aspergillus flavus and A. oryzae: An Early View

Authors
item Payne, Gary - NCSU RALEIGH NC
item Yu, Jiujiang
item Nierman, William - TIGR ROCKVILLE MD
item Machida, M - AIST IBARAKI JAPAN
item Wortman, J - TIGR ROCKVILLE MD
item Georgianna, D - NCSU RALEIGH NC
item Dean, R - NCSU RALEIGH NC
item Bhatnagar, Deepak
item Cleveland, Thomas

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 30, 2007
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Aspergillus flavus produces aflatoxins and is the second leading cause of aspergillosis in immunocompromised individuals. Aspergillus oryzae, on the other hand, has been used for centuries in Japan for the fermentation of food. The recently available whole genome sequences of Aspergillus flavus and A. oryzae present an opportunity to carefully examine two fungi with different ecologies but very similar morphology. The sequence reads for A. flavus and A. oryzae have been deposited at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). We are currently finishing the annotation of the A. flavus genome with the goal of submitting the annotated genome to NCBI within six months. The results presented here represent an early peek into the similarities and differences between these two fungi based on a comparison of their genomes.

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