About the Authors

Minou Nowrousian

Affiliation Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine und Molekulare Botanik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Jason E. Stajich

Affiliation Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, California, United States of America

Meiling Chu

Affiliation Fungal Cell Biology Group, Institute of Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Ines Engh

Affiliation Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine und Molekulare Botanik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Eric Espagne

Affiliation Institut de Génétique et Microbiologie, Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France

Karen Halliday

Affiliation Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Jens Kamerewerd

Affiliation Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine und Molekulare Botanik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Frank Kempken

Affiliation Abteilung Botanische Genetik und Molekularbiologie, Botanisches Institut und Botanischer Garten, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Birgit Knab

Affiliation Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Faculty for Biosciences and Cluster of Excellence Macromolecular Complexes, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Hsiao-Che Kuo

Current address: Institute of Biotechnology, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Affiliation Fungal Cell Biology Group, Institute of Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Heinz D. Osiewacz

Affiliation Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Faculty for Biosciences and Cluster of Excellence Macromolecular Complexes, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Stefanie Pöggeler

Affiliation Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Department of Genetics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany

Nick D. Read

Affiliation Fungal Cell Biology Group, Institute of Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Stephan Seiler

Affiliation Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Genetics, DFG Research Center Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CMPB), Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany

Kristina M. Smith

Affiliation Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

Denise Zickler

Affiliation Institut de Génétique et Microbiologie, Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France

Ulrich Kück

ulrich.kueck@rub.de (UK); freitagm@cgrb.oregonstate.edu (MF)

Affiliation Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine und Molekulare Botanik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Michael Freitag

ulrich.kueck@rub.de (UK); freitagm@cgrb.oregonstate.edu (MF)

Affiliation Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MN UK MF. Performed the experiments: MN JES MC JK FK KMS MF. Analyzed the data: MN JES IE EE KH JK FK BK HCK HDO SP NDR SS KMS DZ MF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MN JES UK MF. Wrote the paper: MN JES NDR UK MF. Performed de novo assembly: MN. Performed expression and phylogenetic analyses: MN. Performed scaffolding of contigs, gene predictions, comparison of different genomic regions, and OrthoMCL analysis: JES. Performed photobiology analysis: MC KH NR. Performed Illumina/Solexa sequencing: MF. Performed manual annotation: MN IE EE JK FK BK HCK HDO SP SS KMS DZ MF.