|HERR, JOSHUA - University Of Nebraska|
|HOOVER, KELII - Pennsylvania State University|
|GEISER, DAVID - Pennsylvania State University|
|TIEN, MING - Pennsylvania State University|
|CARLSON, JOHN - Pennsylvania State University|
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/30/2016
Publication Date: 7/21/2016
Citation: Herr, J.R., Scully, E.D., Geib, S.M., Hoover, K., Geiser, D.M., Tien, M., Carlson, J.E. 2016. Genome sequence of Fusarium isolate MYA-4552 from the midgut of Anoplophora glabripennis, an invasive, wood-boring beetle. Genome Announcements. 4(4):e00544-16.
Interpretive Summary: Fusarium solani is a fungal species commonly found in the environment. In addition, several strains can be found in association with insects where they make key contribution to digestion and provisioning of essential nutrients. We sequenced the genome of an undescribed strain of Fusarium solani found in the gut of the Asian longhorned beetle, an invasive wood-boring pest of the northeastern and Midwestern United States. This insect completes its entire development while feeding in the heartwood of deciduous tree species and collaborates with microbes housed in the gut to digest wood and obtain nutrients. The genome sequence of this F.solani strain allowed us to determine its digestive and metabolic capacities and allowed us to ascertain its potential contributions to beetle physiology.
Technical Abstract: The Fusarium solani species complex (FSSC) is a clade of environmentally ubiquitous fungi that includes plant, animal and insect associates. Here we report the draft genome sequence of the undescribed species FSSC 6 (isolate MYA-4552), housed in the gut of the wood-boring cerambycid beetle Anoplophora glabripennis.