At last, the polypore genomics issue of Mycologia (vol. 105, no. 6) has appeared. This issue contains eleven articles based on three new genomes of Polyporales, Bjerkandera adusta, Ganoderma lucidum and Phlebia brevispora. These are the first (but surely not the last) genomes published in Mycologia. This project represents the intersection of the NSF-funded PolyPEET project and the Saprotrophic Agaricomycotina project, supported by the JGI Fungal Genomics Program. Titles and links to abstracts from the Mycologia website are copied below the cover (the illustration is by Javier Ruiz-Dueñas). Many thanks to everyone who worked on these projects.
Special Section: Genomics of Polyporales
Toward genome-enabled mycology. David S. Hibbett, Jason E. Stajich, and Joseph W. Spatafora.
Phylogenetic and phylogenomic overview of the Polyporales. Manfred Binder, Alfredo Justo, Robert Riley, Asaf Salamov, Francesc Lopez-Giraldez, Elisabet Sjökvist, Alex Copeland, Brian Foster, Hui Sun, Ellen Larsson, Karl-Henrik Larsson, Jeffrey Townsend, Igor V. Grigoriev, and David S. Hibbett.
Polyporales genomes reveal the genetic architecture underlying tetrapolar and bipolar mating systems. Timothy Y. James, Sheng Sun, Wenjun Li, Joseph Heitman, Hsiao-Che Kuo, Yong-Hwan Lee, Frederick O. Asiegbu, and Åke Olson.
A phylogenetic overview of the antrodia clade (Basidiomycota, Polyporales). Beatriz Ortiz-Santana, Daniel L. Lindner, Otto Miettinen, Alfredo Justo, and David S. Hibbett.
Genomewide analysis of polysaccharides degrading enzymes in 11 white- and brown-rot Polyporales provides insight into mechanisms of wood decay. Chiaki Hori, Jill Gaskell, Kiyohiko Igarashi, Masahiro Samejima, David Hibbett, Bernard Henrissat, and Dan Cullen.
Lignin-degrading peroxidases in Polyporales: an evolutionary survey based on 10 sequenced genomes. Francisco J. Ruiz-Dueñas, Taina Lundell, Dimitrios Floudas, Laszlo G. Nagy, José M. Barrasa, David S. Hibbett, and Angel T. Martínez.
Genomewide annotation and comparative genomics of cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450s) in the polypore species Bjerkandera adusta, Ganoderma sp. and Phlebia brevispora. Khajamohiddin Syed, David R. Nelson, Robert Riley, and Jagjit S. Yadav.
Diversity and evolution of ABC proteins in basidiomycetes. Andriy Kovalchuk, Yong-Hwan Lee, and Fred O. Asiegbu.
Comparative genomics and evolutionary analysis of hydrophobins from three species of wood-degrading fungi. Anthony C. Mgbeahuruike, Andriy Kovalchuk, and Fred O. Asiegbu.
Distribution and bioinformatic analysis of the cerato-platanin protein family in Dikarya. Hongxin Chen, Andriy Kovalchuk, Susanna Keriö, and Fred O. Asiegbu.
Evolution of RNA interference proteins dicer and argonaute in Basidiomycota. Yang Hu, Jan Stenlid, Malin Elfstrand, and Åke Olson.