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.
Update for our website users: As of May 15 2015, we have initiated a process of retiring our older fungal genome websites. In many cases a project summary page will replace the former website, providing information on the project and links to genomic data in NCBI. For many years we have been pleased to work closely with the respective fungal research communities to create and support these resources; we will continue to provide early public release of data on a new platform and at NCBI.
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.