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Butyriboletus roseoflavus
Butyriboletus roseoflavus sporocarps photographed by Gang WU, 12 July 2018, in Yunnan, China

The genome sequence and gene models of Butyriboletus roseoflavus were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI). The assembly and annotation were performed by GrandOmics Biosciences (Wuhan, China). In order to allow comparative analyses with other genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into the JGI Genome Portal. JGI tools were used to automatically annotate functions and families of the predicted proteins. Please note that the release presented here includes the gene annotation v1.0. 

Butyriboletus roseoflavus is a popular wild edible bolete of Boletaceae in Yunnan, China and associates with the plant host Pinus spp. It can cause hallucinations if eaten in an improper way. We aim to clarify the genetic basis for the secondary metabolites responsible for its aroma and hallucinogenic properties, which may help to address some basic questions on the evolution of  hallucinogenic metabolites in fungi and could provide some insight into the proper utilization and medical treatment for this fungus and its allies.

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