Fungome: Annotating proteins implicated in fungal pathogenesis

Bioinformation. 2010 Nov 1;5(5):202-7. doi: 10.6026/97320630005202.


Sequencing genomes of different pathogenic fungi produced plethora of genetic information. This "omics" data might be of great interest to probe strain diversity, identify virulence factors and complementary genes in other fungal species, and importantly in predicting the role of proteins specific to pathogenesis in humans. We propose a component called "fungome" for those fungal proteins implicated in pathogenesis which, we believe, will allow researchers to improve the annotation of fungal proteins.

Keywords: Fungome; omics; pathogenesis.