Fungal Genomics

The Fungal Genomics group at the Broad Institute has sequenced and analyzed a wide diversity of fungal organisms that are important to medicine, agriculture and industry. Over 100 fungi have been sequenced, including human and plant pathogens as well as fungi that serve as basic models for molecular and cellular biology. Originally as the Fungal Genome Initiative, a partnership with the wider fungal research community, organisms are targeted sequencing as part of a cohesive strategy that considers not only the value of data from each organism given their role in basic research, health, agriculture, and industry, but also their value in comparative genomics.

Phylogenetic tree

The FGI has been supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and the US Department of Agriculture.