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August 3, 2001


The fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium has been sequenced. The P450s from this
Basidiomycete have been searched and the preliminary results are on the homepage
(see the main table). The big surprise from this work is the large number
of P450s found. At least 122 signature sequence regions are present
and 167 P450 fragments are found. These numbers may increase. Scaffold 205 has
12 different exon 1 sequences and probably 11 intact P450 genes. CYP51, CYP61
and CYP63A1, CYP63A2 and CYP63A3 are present. I have assembled 103 gene
models with intron-exon boundaries defined and more are in progress.
This fungus breaks down lignin.