First draft genome sequencing of indole acetic acid producing and plant growth promoting fungus Preussia sp. BSL10

J Biotechnol. 2016 May 10;225:44-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2016.03.025. Epub 2016 Mar 16.


Preussia sp. BSL10, family Sporormiaceae, was actively producing phytohormone (indole-3-acetic acid) and extra-cellular enzymes (phosphatases and glucosidases). The fungus was also promoting the growth of arid-land tree-Boswellia sacra. Looking at such prospects of this fungus, we sequenced its draft genome for the first time. The Illumina based sequence analysis reveals an approximate genome size of 31.4Mbp for Preussia sp. BSL10. Based on ab initio gene prediction, total 32,312 coding sequences were annotated consisting of 11,967 coding genes, pseudogenes, and 221 tRNA genes. Furthermore, 321 carbohydrate-active enzymes were predicted and classified into many functional families.

Keywords: Boswellia sacra; Draft genome; Preussia sp. BSL10; Sporormiaceae.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Ascomycota / genetics*
  • Ascomycota / metabolism
  • Base Composition
  • Genome Size
  • Genome, Fungal*
  • Indoleacetic Acids / metabolism
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Plant Growth Regulators / genetics
  • Plant Growth Regulators / metabolism*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*


  • Indoleacetic Acids
  • Plant Growth Regulators
  • indoleacetic acid