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Title: Genome sequencing and analysis of the biomass-degrading fungus Trichoderma reesei (syn. Hypocrea jecorina)

Source: NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY VOLUME 26 NUMBER 5, MAY 2008, pp. 553-560

Author(s)Martinez,; Berka, Henrissat, Saloheimo, Arvas, Baker, Chapman, Chertkov, Coutinho, Cullen, Danchin, Grigoriev, Harris, Jackson, Kubicek, Han, Ho, Larrondo, Lopez de Leon, Magnuson, Merino, Misra, Nelson, Putnam, Robbertse, Salamov, Schmoll, Terry, Thayer,

Publication Year: 2008  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4712-4A

Abstract: Trichodermareesei (teleomorph Hypocreajecorina) is a mesophilic soft-rot ascomycete fungus that is widely used in industry as a source of cellulases and hemicellulases for the hydrolysis of plant cell wall polysaccharides. For many years after its discovery during World War II, T.reesei was believed to reproduce asexually.However, although it was subsequently shown to be the anamorph of the pantropicala scomycete Hypocrea jecorina, the organism remains most widely recognized by its former name. It has enjoyed along history of safe use for industrial enzyme production and as an important model system for studying lignocellulose degradation.

Keywords: Cellulase; microbial metabolism; regulation; enzymes; industrial applications; biotechnology; gene expression; chemical engineering; alcohol; biodegradation; Trichoderma reesii; genetic engineering; nucleotide sequence; genomes; fungi; polysaccharides; biosynthesis; molecular genetics; Hypocrea jecorina; decay fungi; hemicellulose

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 383 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/09/2010

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RITS Product ID: 26600
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Cullen, Daniel
Research Microbiologist

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