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Table 3 Numbers of core genes involved in the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in different fungi

From: Genome sequence of the insect pathogenic fungus Cordyceps militaris, a valued traditional chinese medicine

Core gene CCM MAA MAC FG MO BC SS NC AN
DMAT 1 5 3 0 3 1 1 1 6
TC 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5
TS 2 8 6 11 8 7 1 2 5
FAS 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
GGPS 3 4 4 3 3 0 0 1 0
NRPS 5 14 13 10 5 6 5 3 11
NRPS-like 8 9 8 11 6 8 5 3 12
PKS 9 24 13 14 12 16 16 6 24
PKS-like 2 3 4 1 3 6 2 2 4
HYBRID 3 5 1 1 3 0 0 0 1
Total 37 77 57 55 47 48 34 22 69
  1. Core genes encoding: DMAT, dimethylallyl tryptophan synthase; TC, terpenoid cyclase; TS, terpenoid synthase; FAS, fatty-acid synthase; GGPS, geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase; NRPS, non-ribosomal peptide synthetase; PKS, polyketide synthetase; HYBRID, hybrid PKS-NRPS enzyme. Fungal species: CCM, C. militaris; MAA, M. anisopliae; MAC, M. acridum; FG, F. graminearum; MO, M. oryzae; BC, Botrytis cinerea; SS, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum; NC, N. crassa; AN, A. nidulans.