Genome announcement: Genome sequence of the white Koji mold aspergillus kawachii IFO 4308, used for brewing the Japanese distilled spirit shochu

Taiki Futagami, Kazuki Mori, Ayaka Yamashita, Shotaro Wada, Yasuhiro Kajiwara, Hideharu Takashita, Toshiro Omori, Kaoru Takegawa, Kosuke Tashiro, Satoru Kuhara, Masatoshi Goto

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Abstract

The filamentous fungus Aspergillus kawachii has traditionally been used for brewing the Japanese distilled spirit shochu. A. kawachii characteristically hyperproduces citric acid and a variety of polysaccharide glycoside hydrolases. Here the genome sequence of A. kawachii IFO 4308 was determined and annotated. Analysis of the sequence may provide insight into the properties of this fungus that make it superior for use in shochu production, leading to the further development of A. kawachii for industrial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1586-1587
Number of pages2
JournalEukaryotic Cell
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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