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Thermoascus

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Thermoascus is a genus of soil fungi in the family Trichocomaceae. Species in the genus are characterized by the production of heat-resistant ascospores. Thermoascus was circumscribed by German botanist Hugo Miehe in 1907.[1]

The type species, Thermoascus aurantiacus, is of research interest because it secretes heat-resistant hydrolase enzymes that could possibly be used in biotechnological applications, such as the conversion of biomass to biofuels.[2] Genetic tools have been developed to genetically edit Thermoascus aurantiacus, such as an Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation protocol and a CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system, which have been used to overexpress genes that correspond to production of enzymes that break down plant matter and inactivate genes.[3]

Species

References

  1. ^ a b Miehe H (1907). Die Selbsterhitzung Des Heus: Eine Biologische Studie (in German). Jena: Gustav Fischer. p. 70.
  2. ^ McClendon SD, Batth T, Petzold CJ, Adams PD, Simmons BA, Singer SW (July 2012). "Thermoascus aurantiacus is a promising source of enzymes for biomass deconstruction under thermophilic conditions". Biotechnology for Biofuels. 5 (1): 54. doi:10.1186/1754-6834-5-54. PMC 3507748. PMID 22839529.
  3. ^ Gabriel R, Prinz J, Jecmenica M, Romero-Vazquez C, Chou P, Harth S, et al. (2020-10-10). "Development of genetic tools for the thermophilic filamentous fungus Thermoascus aurantiacus". Biotechnology for Biofuels. 13 (1): 167. doi:10.1186/s13068-020-01804-x. PMC 7547499. PMID 33062053.
  4. ^ Stolk AC (1965). "Thermophilic species of Talaromyces Benjamin and Thermoascus Miehe". Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 31 (3): 262–76. doi:10.1007/bf02045906. PMID 5294506.
  5. ^ Ueda S, Udagawa SI (1983). "Thermoascus aegyptiacus, a new thermophilic Ascomycete". Transactions of the Mycological Society of Japan. 24: 135–142.
  6. ^ Chen KY, Chen ZC (1996). "A new species of Thermoascus with a Paecilomyces anamorph and other thermophilic Thermoascus species from Taiwan". Mycotaxon. 60: 225–240.
  7. ^ von Arx JA (1970). "The Genera of Fungi Sporulating in Pure Culture". Lehre: J. Cramer: 84. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
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Thermoascus: Brief Summary

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Thermoascus is a genus of soil fungi in the family Trichocomaceae. Species in the genus are characterized by the production of heat-resistant ascospores. Thermoascus was circumscribed by German botanist Hugo Miehe in 1907.

The type species, Thermoascus aurantiacus, is of research interest because it secretes heat-resistant hydrolase enzymes that could possibly be used in biotechnological applications, such as the conversion of biomass to biofuels. Genetic tools have been developed to genetically edit Thermoascus aurantiacus, such as an Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation protocol and a CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system, which have been used to overexpress genes that correspond to production of enzymes that break down plant matter and inactivate genes.

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