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US Joint Genome Institute releases Baudoinia sequence

Published: July 26th, 2011

Revised: July 26th, 2011

The US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) today released the full, annotated genome sequence of Baudoinia compniacensis, a fungus we discovered that was featured in the June 2011 issue of WIRED MAGAZINE. This extremophilic sooty mold is the prominent pioneering species in the primary successional community known as “warehouse staining”, where darkly pigmented microbes form dry biofilms on outdoor surfaces periodically subjected to low level exposure to ethyl alcohol vapour, such as those around distilleries, spirit maturation facilities (“bond warehouses”) and commercial bakeries. Sporometrics worked closely with JGI throughout the project, developing protocols and supplying high quality genomic DNA and total RNA for the sequencing project.

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Dr. Scott on AIHA’s Safe and Sound

Published: July 8th, 2011

Revised: July 8th, 2011

On the July 8, 2011 edition of AIHA’s Safe and Sound podcast hosted by Craig Sorrell and Katherine Grandstaff, they speak with Dr. James Scott about a mystery fungus that grows around whiskey distilleries. Dr. Scott’s discoveries were recently highlighted in the June 2011 issue of Wired Magazine.

You can access the podcast either via a subscription to AIHA presents Safe and Sound free in iTunes or:

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