Chromosome-level genome sequence data and analysis of the white koji fungus, Aspergillus luchuensis mut. kawachii IFO 4308
Data Brief. 2022 Feb 5;41:107888. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2022.107888. eCollection 2022 Apr.
Aspergillus luchuensis mut. kawachii is used primarily in the production of shochu, a traditional Japanese distilled alcoholic beverage. Here, we report the chromosome-level genome sequence of A. luchuensis mut. kawachii IFO 4308 (NBRC 4308) and a comparison of the sequence with that of A. luchuensis RIB2601. The genome of strain IFO 4308 was assembled into nine contigs consisting of eight chromosomes and one mitochondrial DNA segment. The nearly complete genome of strain IFO 4308 comprises 37,287,730 bp with a GC content of 48.85% and 12,664 predicted coding sequences and 267 tRNAs. Comparison of the IFO 4308 and RIB2601 genomes revealed a highly conserved structure; however, the IFO 4308 genome is larger than that of RIB2601, which is primarily attributed to chromosome 5. The genome sequence of IFO 4308 was deposited in DDBJ/ENA/GenBank under accession numbers AP024425-AP024433.