Comparative genomics reveals unique wood-decay strategies and fruiting body development in the Schizophyllaceae

Éva Almási, Neha Sahu, Krisztina Krizsán, Balázs Bálint, G. Kovács, Brigitta Kiss, Judit Cseklye, Elodie Drula, Bernard Henrissat, István Nagy, Mansi Chovatia, Catherine Adam, Kurt LaButti, Anna Lipzen, Robert Riley, Igor V. Grigoriev, László G. Nagy

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Agaricomycetes are fruiting body-forming fungi that produce some of the most efficient enzyme systems to degrade wood. Despite decades-long interest in their biology, the evolution and functional diversity of both wood-decay and fruiting body formation are incompletely known. We performed comparative genomic and transcriptomic analyses of wood-decay and fruiting body development in Auriculariopsis ampla and Schizophyllum commune (Schizophyllaceae), species with secondarily simplified morphologies, an enigmatic wood-decay strategy and weak pathogenicity to woody plants. The plant cell wall-degrading enzyme repertoires of Schizophyllaceae are transitional between those of white rot species and less efficient wood-degraders such as brown rot or mycorrhizal fungi. Rich repertoires of suberinase and tannase genes were found in both species, with tannases restricted to Agaricomycetes that preferentially colonize bark-covered wood, suggesting potential complementation of their weaker wood-decaying abilities and adaptations to wood colonization through the bark. Fruiting body transcriptomes revealed a high rate of divergence in developmental gene expression, but also several genes with conserved expression patterns, including novel transcription factors and small-secreted proteins, some of the latter which might represent fruiting body effectors. Taken together, our analyses highlighted novel aspects of wood-decay and fruiting body development in an important family of mushroom-forming fungi.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNew Phytologist
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Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

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Schizophyllaceae
decayed wood
fruiting bodies
Genomics
genomics
Agaricomycetes
tannase
bark
Fungi
Schizophyllum commune
brown-rot fungi
fungi
functional diversity
enzymes
Schizophyllum
transcriptomics
woody plants
transcriptome
mushrooms
mycorrhizal fungi

Keywords

  • bark degradation
  • fruiting body development
  • genome
  • mushroom-forming fungi
  • RNA-Seq
  • small secreted proteins
  • transcription factors
  • wood decay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Plant Science

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Comparative genomics reveals unique wood-decay strategies and fruiting body development in the Schizophyllaceae. / Almási, Éva; Sahu, Neha; Krizsán, Krisztina; Bálint, Balázs; Kovács, G.; Kiss, Brigitta; Cseklye, Judit; Drula, Elodie; Henrissat, Bernard; Nagy, István; Chovatia, Mansi; Adam, Catherine; LaButti, Kurt; Lipzen, Anna; Riley, Robert; Grigoriev, Igor V.; Nagy, László G.

In: New Phytologist, 01.01.2019.

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Almási, É, Sahu, N, Krizsán, K, Bálint, B, Kovács, G, Kiss, B, Cseklye, J, Drula, E, Henrissat, B, Nagy, I, Chovatia, M, Adam, C, LaButti, K, Lipzen, A, Riley, R, Grigoriev, IV & Nagy, LG 2019, 'Comparative genomics reveals unique wood-decay strategies and fruiting body development in the Schizophyllaceae', New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16032
Almási, Éva ; Sahu, Neha ; Krizsán, Krisztina ; Bálint, Balázs ; Kovács, G. ; Kiss, Brigitta ; Cseklye, Judit ; Drula, Elodie ; Henrissat, Bernard ; Nagy, István ; Chovatia, Mansi ; Adam, Catherine ; LaButti, Kurt ; Lipzen, Anna ; Riley, Robert ; Grigoriev, Igor V. ; Nagy, László G. / Comparative genomics reveals unique wood-decay strategies and fruiting body development in the Schizophyllaceae. In: New Phytologist. 2019.
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