The Agaricus bisporus genome paper has just been published in PNAS. This is another complex, project, with 43 coauthors, led by Emmanuelle Morin and Francis Martin. Laszlo Nagy and Dimitris Floudas from our lab contributed phylogenetic and gene tree/species tree reconciliation analyses focused on the heme-thiolate peroxidases, which have expanded dramatically in Agaricus, perhaps as an adaptation to life in humic substrates (see the figure below). For more information, see the JGI press release, or better yet, read the paper.
Morin, E., A. Kohler, A. R. Baker, M. Foulongne-Oriol, V. Lombard, L. G. Nagy, R. A. Ohm, A. Patyshakuliyeva, A. Brun, A. L. Aerts, A. M. Bailey, C. Billette, P. M. Coutinho, G. Deakin, H. Doddapaneni, D. Floudas, J. Grimwood, K. Hilden, U. Kues, K. M. Labutti, A. Lapidus, E. A. Lindquist, S. M. Lucas, C. Murat, R. W. Riley, A. A. Salamov, J. Schmutz, V. Subramanian, H. A. Wosten, J. Xu, D. C. Eastwood, G. D. Foster, A. S. Sonnenberg, D. Cullen, R. P. de Vries, T. Lundell, D. S. Hibbett, B. Henrissat, K. S. Burton, R. W. Kerrigan, M. P. Challen, I. V. Grigoriev, and F. Martin. “Genome sequence of the button mushroom Agaricus bisporus reveals mechanisms governing adaptation to a humic-rich ecological niche.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U.S.A. (2012).