We present the first genome sequence for a strain of the main mycetoma causative agent, Madurella mycetomatis. This 36.7-Mb genome sequence will offer new insights into the pathogenesis of mycetoma, and it will contribute to the development of better therapies for this neglected tropical disease.

doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00418-16, hdl.handle.net/1765/95652
Genome Announcements
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Smit, S. (Sandra), Derks, M.F.L. (Martijn F.L.), Bervoets, S. (Sander), Fahal, A., van Leeuwen, W., van Belkum, A., & van de Sande, W. (2016). Genome sequence of Madurella mycetomatis mm55, isolated from a human mycetoma case in Sudan. Genome Announcements, 4(3). doi:10.1128/genomeA.00418-16