F-RINGS: the genome database of a fairy ring-forming fungus Lepista sordida

F-RINGS is a genome database for Lepista sordida (a fungus forms fairyring). It provides the genome sequence and gene annotations derived from whole genome sequencing analysis by the next generation sequencing technologies. L.sordida has attracted attentions due to not only the fairy ring-forming characteristics, but also production of a plant growth regulator (Choi et al., 2010, 2014). To accelerate research on the fungus and fairy ring formation, F-RINGS was released here since 2016.

Choi JH, Fushimi K, Abe N, Tanaka H, Maeda S, Morita A, Hara M, Motohashi R, Matsunaga J, Eguchi Y, Ishigaki N, Hashizume D, Koshino H, Kawagishi H. Disclosure of the "fairy" of fairy-ring-forming fungus Lepista sordida. Chem Bio Chem. 2010 Jul 5;11(10):1373-7. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201000112.

Choi JH, Ohnishi T, Yamakawa Y, Takeda S, Sekiguchi S, Maruyama W, Yamashita K, Suzuki T, Morita A, Ikka T, Motohashi R, Kiriiwa Y, Tobina H, Asai T, Tokuyama S, Hirai H, Yasuda N, Noguchi K, Asakawa T, Sugiyama S, Kan T, Kawagishi H. The source of "fairy rings": 2-azahypoxanthine and its metabolite found in a novel purine metabolic pathway in plants. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2014 Feb 3;53(6):1552-5. doi: 10.1002/anie.201308109.

Overview of database contents and functions

Whole genomic sequencing was carried out by Illumina GAIIx and Roche GS FLX Titanium. Genomic contigs were prepared by a combined assembly of the both data (XXXX et al. in preparation).

Database contents can be accessible via the four database functions below and the Download page.

  1. Keyword Search…Gene search by any keywords against gene annotation
  2. BLAST Search…Gene search by query sequence
  3. GO Tree View…Interactive gene search by Gene Ontology term
  4. Genome Browser…Graphical display of the genome and genes
  5. Download…Page for downloading sequencing and bioinformatic data