Fonticula alba str. ATCC 38817 (GCA_000388065.2) (Font_alba_ATCC_38817_V2)

Fonticula alba str. ATCC 38817 (GCA_000388065.2) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Fonticula alba str. ATCC 38817

Fonticula is a genus of cellular slime mold which forms a fruiting body in a volcano shape. In 1979, Fonticula was made a new genus of its own due to the unique characteristics of its fruiting body, with only one species: Fonticula alba.

The life cycle of Fonticula alba alternates between an amoeboid vegetative stage and aggregative fruiting stage. The fruiting body of the genus has a unique shape, as its sorocarp resembles a volcano and sorus looks like a ball of hot lava emerging from that volcano.

Molecular phylogenies have found alignments in genes of Fonticula alba to subgroups in Opisthokonta. A 2009 study has found that Fonticula is the sister taxa to Nuclearia, thus making it related to the kingdom Fungi.

Fonticula, Nuclearia, and Fungi have been united into the Holomycota, which is sister to the Holozoa.

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AssemblyFont_alba_ATCC_38817_V2, INSDC Assembly GCA_000388065.2,
Database version104.1
Golden Path Length31,296,464
Genebuild by
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceBroad Institute

Gene counts

Coding genes5,901
Non coding genes1,114
Small non coding genes1,113
Long non coding genes1
Gene transcripts7,431

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