Draft Genome Sequence of the Ant-Associated Fungus Phialophora attae (CBS 131958)

Genome Announc. 2015 Nov 19;3(6):e01099-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01099-15.


The black yeast Phialophora attae was isolated from the cuticle of tropical ant gynes. The ant-fungus association is sustained due to symbiotic evolutionary adaptations that allow fungal assimilation and tolerance of toxic compounds produced by the ant. The genome sequence of the first ant-associated fungus, P. attae, is presented here.