This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Germany, the US, and Spain report on fungal evolutionary patterns gleaned through genome and transcriptome sequencing on Pyronema confluens, a filamentous fungal species from the same lineage as the black truffle. The team unearthed some 13,400 predicted protein-coding genes in the 50 million base P. confluens genome assembled for the study.

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