Aspergillus niger CBS 513.88
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Micrograph of A. niger grown on Sabouraud agar

The genome sequence and gene prediction of Aspergillus niger CBS 513.88 were not determined by the JGI, but were downloaded from NCBI). Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by the author and is therefore not automatically updated.

DSM, The Netherlands and their collaborators sequenced the genome of Aspergillus niger strain CBS 513.88 at approximately 7.5X coverage using a BAC walking strategy. They produced an assembly consisting of 468 contigs arranged in 19 scaffolds. The genome underwent a combination of automatic and manual annotation. Used in industry to produce citric acid, pharmaceuticals, enzymes, and food products. The species shows great phenotypic diversity and is found globally, both as marine and terrestrial strains, producing both organic acids and hydrolytic enzymes in high amounts, and some isolates exhibit pathogenicity.The Aspergillus niger genome is approximately 34 Mb, organized in eight chromosomes.

Genome Reference(s)

Additional reference:

Arnaud MB, Cerqueira GC, Inglis DO, Skrzypek MS, Binkley J, Chibucos MC, Crabtree J, Howarth C, Orvis J, Shah P, Wymore F, Binkley G, Miyasato SR, Simison M, Sherlock G, Wortman JR. The Aspergillus Genome Database (AspGD): recent developments in comprehensive multispecies curation, comparative genomics and community resources. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jan;40(Database issue):D653-9.