Trametes meyenii CIRM-BRFM 1810 v1.0
Phylogenetic tree showing the position of Trametes meyenii CIRM-BRFM 1810 (Tramey1)
Phylogenetic tree showing the position of Trametes meyenii CIRM-BRFM 1810 (Tramey1)

Trametes meyenii

This genome was sequenced as part of the JGI CSP “Survey of the lignocellulolytic capabilities over the order Polyporales” project. Within Agaricomycotina, the order Polyporales is the major group of wood decayers in temperate and tropical forests. As such, Polyporales have a pivotal role in the global carbon cycle. Polyporales include a large number of white-rot filamentous fungi able to totally degrade lignin from wood through the production of extracellular lignin-degrading enzymes including laccases, lignin peroxidases and manganese peroxidases. Lignocellulose is a high potential renewable resource for the production of biofuels and chemicals, including high-value chemicals, from biomass. As a consequence, white-rot filamentous fungi have a high potential for biotechnological processes, particularly for lignocellulosic feedstock biorefinery applications.

Trametes meyenii (Klotzsch) Lloyd, is a tropical white-rot fungus from the taxonomic family of Polyporaceae. Among other studies, T. meyenii has been recently identified as an interesting producer of enzymes degrading lignocellulose and dyes. The genome sequencing for T. meyenii will allow exploration for novel biocatalysts and deepen our understanding on the functional diversity among Polyporales, i.e. enzymatic capabilities linked to plant cell wall modifications.