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The cover photo selected for the January issue of Journal of Fungi was taken on a scanning electron microscope located in the KNI Laboratory.
The cover photo selected for the January issue of Journal of Fungi was taken on a scanning electron microscope located in the KNI Laboratory. "A biofilm-forming novel fungal strain (FJII-L10-SW-P1) was isolated from the Mars 2020 spacecraft assembly facility and described as Parengyodontium torokii. The zig-zag rachides morphology of the conidiogenous cells and subcylindrical conidia were the distinct morphological characteristics of the P. torokii. Homology-based assignment of gene ontologies to the predicted proteome of P. torokii revealed the presence of gene clusters responsible for synthesizing several metabolic compounds, including cytochalasin K, an anticancer compound that was verified using traditional metabolomic analysis."
The image accompanies the article, "Genomic Characterization of Parengyodontium torokii sp. nov., a Biofilm-Forming Fungus Isolated from Mars 2020 Assembly Facility", authored by KNI lab user Dr. Ceth Parker (JPL) and collaborators.
The full article can be found at: J. Fungi 2022, 8(1), 66; https://doi.org/10.3390/jof8010066