Genomics of biological control – whole genome sequencing of two mycoparasitic Trichoderma spp.
The filamentous ascomycetous fungi Trichoderma spp. are agriculturally and industrially important, being the major source of many commercial enzymes and as biofungicides. More than 60% of all registered biofungicides used for plant disease control are Trichoderma-based. Mycoparasitism, wherein one fungus directly kills and obtain nutrients from other fungi is considered to be one of the most important mechanisms of biocontrol.