Fungal flora associated with seeds of Jatropha curcas L. and effects on germination, seedling stand, oil quality and quantity

submitted by: UP Los Baños

A presentation on the report of the project done to (1) identify fungi in seeds of Jatropha, (2) determine the effect of the seed-borne fungi on germination and seedling stand, and (3) evaluate quantity and quality of oil as affected by the seed-borne fungi.

DR. TERESITA U. DALISAY
Crop Protection Cluster
College of Agriculture
University of the Philippines Los Baños

"Sequencing Split-gill: Beyond Breaking Biomass"

submitted by: JGI

DOE JGI's Igor Grigoriev and University of Utrecht's Han Wosten discuss the split-gill mushroom, a wood-degrading fungus whose genome was published online July 11, 2010 in Nature Biotechnology in this complement to the DOE Joint Genome Institute's news release (http://go.usa.gov/O8a).

Finishing Panel at SFAF

submitted by: JGI

From left to right: Dibyendu Kumar of the University of Florida, Christian Buhay of Baylor College of Medicine, Andries van Tonder of Wellcome Sanger Trust Institute, Anna Montmayeur of the Broad Institute and Karen Davenport of Los Alamos National Laboratory at the Finishing forum on June 3, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

Jeff Martin on "Rnnotator assembly pipeline"

submitted by: JGI

Jeff Martin of the DOE Joint Genome Institute discusses a de novo transcriptome assembly pipeline from short RNA-Seq reads on June 3, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

Sequencing Centers Panel at SFAF

submitted by: JGI
From left to right: Faye Schilkey of NCGR, Johar Ali of OICR, Darren Grafham of Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Donna Muzny of the Baylor College of Medicine, Bob Fulton of Washington University, Mike Fitzgerald of the Broad Institute, Jessica Hostetler of the J. Craig Venter Institute and Chris Daum of the DOE Joint Genome Institute discuss sequencing technologies, applications and pipelines on June 2, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

Chris Daum on "An inside look at the JGI's Sequencing Operation"

submitted by: JGI

Chris Daum of the DOE Joint Genome Institute discusses how the DOE JGI's Production Sequencing group optimizes the sequencer pipelines and assesses quality on the Production line on June 2, 2010 at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM.

Joseph Noel at 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Joseph Noel from the Salk Institute on "Metabolic Noise, Vestigial Metabolites or the Raw Material of Ecological Adaptation? Enzymes, Catalytic Promiscuity and the Evolution of Chemodiversity in Nature" on March 26, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Adrian Tsang at the 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Adrian Tsang from Concordia University on "Fungal Decomposition of Lignocellulosic Substrates" on March 26, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Francis Martin at the 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Francis Martin from the French agricultural research institute INRA talks on how "The Laccaria and Tuber genomes reveal unique signatures of mycorrhizal symbiosis evolution" on March 24, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Evolution of Reproductive Morphology in Leaf Endophytes

submitted by: JeffreyTownsend
The endophytic lifestyle has played an important role in the evolution of the morphology of reproductive structures (body) in one of the most problematic groups in fungal classification, the Leotiomycetes (Ascomycota). Mapping fungal morphologies to two groups in the Leiotiomycetes, the Rhytismatales and Hemiphacidiaceae reveals significant divergence in body size, shape and complexity. Mapping ecological roles to these taxa reveals that the groups include endophytic fungi living on leaves...
Authors: Zheng Wang, Peter R. Johnston, Zhu L. Yang, Jeffrey P. Townsend