Pisolithus croceorrhizus ssp. 2 72 v1.0
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Pisolithus croceorrhizus ssp. 2 72
Pisolithus croceorrhizus found in the warm geothermic soils of New Zealand (Upper Panel) fruiting under shrubs of Kunzea (Lower Panels). Photo credits: Jonathan Plett and Teresa Lebel

This genome was sequenced as part of the JGI CSP1953 within the framework of the Mycorrhizal Genomes Initiative, which seeks to densely sample members of a diverse lineage of ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi to examine functional diversity of ECM fungi with a shared evolutionary history.

Pisolithus croceorrhizus:

Members of the mutualistic ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungal genus Pisolithus colonize the roots of trees in forests around the world and are inoculated on bioenergy crops such as Eucalyptus sp. and Pinus sp. due to their role in promoting plant health and productivity under different environmental constraints. Made up of >16 cryptic species, members of the Pisolithus genus are found in environments that vary broadly with regard to temperature, nutrient levels and heavy metal concentrations. Pisolithus croceorrhizus is very common in both New Zealand and in Australia fruiting in disturbed soils.

Researchers who wish to publish analyses using data from unpublished CSP genomes are respectfully required to contact the PI (Dr. Jonathan Plett) and JGI to avoid potential conflicts on data use and coordinate other publications with the CSP master paper(s).