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Mycological Resources on the Internet: Fungal Molecular Genetics and Genomics

Tools and Databases

Aspergillus website

The Aspergillus website provides information about Aspergillus species implicated in human disease (aspergillosis). It includes a bibliographic database and discussion groups for laboratory and clinical workers.

Candida albicans information

This Candida albicans page has information on genetics, DNA sequences, biosynthetic pathways, the Candida News electronic newsletter, a directory of researchers' email addresses, and more.

Candida News

An electronic discussion list for researchers studying the molecular biology of Candida species.

Deep Hypha website

An ambitious project aimed at refining our understanding of the phylogeny of all fungi. The Deep Hypha webpage includes original proposals to the National Science Foundation (USA), a discussion group, list of participants, and links to the current project, Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life. A useful compilation of PCR primers for fungi is found on the Resources page.


Those studying the cellular slime mold Dictyostelium will find a home here. Services include a directory of email addresses, genome information, protocols, a literature database, and the Dicty News.

Fungal Genetics Stock Center (FGSC)

The FGSC serves databases on the genetics of Aspergillus, Fusarium, Neurospora, Sordaria and other fungi, as well as catalogs of mutant and wild type strains; cloned genes and gene libraries; and useful recipes and methods. The Fungal Genetics Newsletter is online with full text and quality images. Some laboratory exercises demonstrating fungi can be found here. European users will achieve faster access through the U.K. mirror site.

Fungal Genome Initiative

The Broad Institute (USA) provides access to the complete, partly annotated genomes of many model fungi, including Aspergillus nidulans, Fusarium graminearum, Magnaporthe grisea, Neurospora crassa, Stagonospora nodorum, Ustilago maydis. Sequence information for other genomes in progress is also available at the site.

Fungal Genome Resource

Physical maps and genome sequences of Aspergillus nidulans, Neurospora crassa, Nectria haematococca, and Pneumocystis carinii. The site also includes information on GeneFlow software for managing genomics projects.

Fungal Mitochondrial Genome Project

Laboratory of B. Franz Lang at the University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


FungalWeb provides a searchable classification system for fungi. It incorporates links to other databases including anamorph-teleomorph relationships, DNA and protein sequences, and fungal nomenclature.

Hynes-Davis Lab

The Hynes-Davis lab (Australia) focuses on amdS regulation.


LIAS is a developing DELTA-based system to facilitate systematic studies of lichenized and lichenicolous Ascomycetes. It is coordinated by the Botanische Staatssammlung München.

Microbotryum violaceum tetrad page

Cultures derived from linear tetrads of Microbotryum violaceum, the anther-smut fungus, are made available by Michael Hood of the University of Virginia (USA).

MIPS Ustilago maydis database

The partly annotated genome of Ustilago maydis can be browsed here (via the Genome Research Environment).

Neurospora Genome Project

Sequencing the entire genome of Neurospora crassa at the University of New Mexico (USA). The site provides a searchable sequence database, information on protein functions, and comparisons with known genes from other organisms.

NIH Campus Yeast Interest Group

The web page of yeast researchers at the National Institutes of Health (USA) includes information on research programs, meeting schedules and information about the life cycle of Schizosaccharomyces pombe.


The Phycomyces web site provides information on phototropism and its genetic basis in the mucoralean fungus Phycomyces, as well as links to related sites and a directory of Phycomyces researchers.


PhysarumPlus is a resource for researchers studying Physarum and allied slime molds. It includes life cycle information, a question and answer forum, images, protocols for culturing and molecular biology, and even an ode to Physarum.

Plasmodiophorales: molecular studies

A compilation of molecular information on the Plasmodiophorales can be found on this page from the Institute of Arable Crops Research in the U.K.

Plasmodiophorid Home Page

These are pages devoted to the Plasmodiophorales that include information about life histories, cytology, and biology of this interesting group of fungus-like protists. The site is no longer being updated.

Podospora anserina page

Pages devoted to the little black pyrenomycete, Podospora anserina, a dung fungus used to study cell biology and genetics. The site includes information about its biology and genome, in English and French.

Saccharomyces Genomic Information Resource

The Saccharomyces Genome Database at Stanford University contains complete chromosome sequences, genetic and physical maps, and access to yeast protein databases.

Sanger Centre Yeast Sequencing Project

Current information on yeast sequencing at the Sanger Centre in Cambridge, U.K. Gene sequences from Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe can be found here.


A molecular database for identification of ectomycorrhizal fungi, based on ITS sequences amplified from roots or fruiting bodies. The site also includes suggestion for PCR primers. The site currently focuses mainly on European fungi.

Molecular genetics and biology of Ustilago maydis, causal agent of corn smut. The site includes news, protocols, a discussion forum, and other information of interest to those researching the U. maydis genome.

Yeast Genome Project: MIPS

Everything you want to know about the yeast genome, including functional analysis programs, and searchable databases of sequences, proteins, and chromosome maps can be found through the extensive pages of the Munich Information Center for Protein Sequences.

Yeast Information

The WWW Virtual Library: Yeast synthesizes all kinds of information and resources on yeasts as model organisms.

Yeast Protein Database

Physical, chemical, and genetic characteristics of known proteins of Saccharomyces cerevisiae are available through the Yeast Protein Database (YPD). Searches can be performed by gene name, keywords, and protein properties.

Zolan Lab

Coprinus genetics in Indiana, USA.