Suillus hirtellus EM16 v1.0
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Suillus hirtellus
Photo credit: Rytas Vilgalys at Duke U.

Suillus hirtellus (Peck) Kuntze is an ectomycorrhizal mushroom-forming fungus in the family Boletaceae. Fruiting bodies of S. hirtellus are characterized by having a smooth (non-glutinous) yellowish cap covered with reddish to brownish hairs, and yellow stipe (stalk) covered by reddish-brown glandular dots. It fruits commonly in pine forests across the southeastern US, especially under Pinus taeda, P. echinata and P. virginiana.

This genome is part of JGI/EMSL Collaborative Science Project (proposal 48480) "Integrated genomic/transcriptomic/secretomic study of plant-fungal interactions between pines and their symbiotic ectomycorrhizal fungi in the mushroom genus Suillus".


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