An integrated approach for genome annotation of the eukaryotic thermophile Chaetomium thermophilum
Authors: Bock T, Chen WH, Ori A, Malik N, Silva-Martin N, Huerta-Cepas J, Powell ST, Kastritis PL, Smyshlyaev G, Vonkova I, Kirkpatrick J, Doerks T, Nesme L, Baßler J, Kos M, Hurt E, Carlomagno T, Gavin AC, Barabas O, Müller CW, van Noort V, Beck M, Bork P
CellNetworks People: Beck Martin, Carlomagno Teresa, Gavin Anne-Claude, Hurt Ed, Koš Martin, Müller Christoph, Bork Peer
Journal: Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Dec 16;42(22):13525-33. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1147

The thermophilic fungus Chaetomium thermophilum holds great promise for structural biology. To increase the efficiency of its biochemical and structural characterization and to explore its thermophilic properties beyond those of individual proteins, we obtained transcriptomics and proteomics data, and integrated them with computational annotation methods and a multitude of biochemical experiments conducted by the structural biology community. We considerably improved the genome annotation of Chaetomium thermophilum and characterized the transcripts and expression of thousands of genes. We furthermore show that the composition and structure of the expressed proteome of Chaetomium thermophilum is similar to its mesophilic relatives. Data were deposited in a publicly available repository and provide a rich source to the structural biology community.