Transcriptome analysis of the Ophiocordyceps sinensis fruiting body reveals putative genes involved in fruiting body development and cordycepin biosynthesis.

@article{Xiang2014TranscriptomeAO,
  title={Transcriptome analysis of the Ophiocordyceps sinensis fruiting body reveals putative genes involved in fruiting body development and cordycepin biosynthesis.},
  author={L. Xiang and Ying Li and Yingjie Zhu and Hong-mei Luo and Chunfang Li and Xiaolan Xu and Chao Sun and Jingyuan Song and Linchun Shi and Liu He and Wei Sun and Shilin Chen},
  journal={Genomics},
  year={2014},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={154-9}
}
Ophiocordyceps sinensis is a highly valuable and popular medicinal fungus used as a tonic and roborant for thousands of years in traditional Asian medicine. However, unsustainable harvesting practices have endangered this species and very little is known about its developmental programming, its biochemistry and genetics. To begin to address this, the… CONTINUE READING