Schizophyllum commune is a species of fungus in the genus Schizophyllum. The mushroom resembles undulating waves of tightly packed corals or loose chinese fan. ”Gillies” or Split Gills vary from creamy yellow to pale white in colour. The cap is small, 1-4.5 cm wide with a dense yet spongey body texture. It is known as the split-gill mushroom because of the unique longitudinally divided nature of the gill producing basidospores, which often splits when they dry out and moistened into gills as they shed into spores. It is the only known fungi capable of retracting by movement. This mushroom is found predominantly in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Madagascar, Nigeria and Northeastern India. It is found in the wild on decaying trees after rainy seasons followed by dry spells where the mushrooms are naturally collected. It is known for its high medicinal value and aromatic taste profile. It has recently attracted the medicinal industry for its immunomodulatory, antifungal, antineoplastic and antiviral activities that are higher than those of any other glucan complex carbohydrate.

Sequence Statistics

No Sequences13181
No Amino Acids5870512
Min Seq. Length49
Avg. Seq. Length445.377
Max Seq. Length5159
Seq. Length 1σ334.649

Disorder Prediction Statistics

Predictor % Genome Disordered % Genome Disordered in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered Avg. % of Disordered Regions in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered and in SCOP Domains
VLXT 37.524 6.421 37.443 23.740 6.782
VSL2b 40.572 5.393 41.177 21.250 5.936
PrDOS 38.887 3.875 39.469 16.884 4.176
PV2 47.460 7.371 48.607 22.693 7.824
IUPred-S 22.929 1.425 23.084 13.129 1.727
IUPred-L 26.313 1.933 27.778 19.329 2.373
Espritz-N 34.758 4.222 33.448 20.243 4.197
Espritz-X 22.824 1.046 23.573 9.601 1.317
Espritz-D 10.414 0.492 32.422 6.623 3.404


% Amino Acids with SCOP Assignment % Sequences with SCOP Assignment No of Domains No of Superfamilies No of Families Avg. Family Size Avg. Domain Length Domain Pairs Unique Domain Architectures
34 51 9088 881 678 10.3 445 654 2122

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