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The genome sequence of Podospora anserina, a classic model fungus

Mathieu Paoletti and Sven J Saupe*

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Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire des Champignons, IBGC UMR CNRS 5095, Université de Bordeaux 2, rue Camille Saint Saëns, Bordeaux, F-33077 France

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Genome Biology 2008, 9:223  doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-5-223

Published: 15 May 2008


The completed genome sequence of the coprophilous fungus Podospora anserina increases the sampling of fungal genomes. In line with its habitat of herbivore dung, this ascomycete has an exceptionally rich gene set devoted to the catabolism of complex carbohydrates.