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Blastobotrys indianensis growing in the lab.
Blastobotrys indianensis growing in the lab.
Image Credit: John Wolters

The Blastobotrys indianensis NRRL YB-1950 genome sequence and gene models were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) but were provided by John Wolters on Nov 24, 2021. This genome was sequened as part of the Y1000+ Project. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by John and is therefore not automatically updated. In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into MycoCosm. The JGI Annotation Pipeline was used to add the functional annotation to this genome.

Blastobotrys indianensis NRRL YB-1950, identical to CBS 9600

Blastobotrys indianensis NRRL YB-1950 is a Saccharomycotina budding yeast of the Dipodascaceae/Trichomonascaceae clade. This yeast is a relative of Blastobotrys adeninivorans (also known as Arxula adeninivorans) and may share many physiological characteristics including high levels of lipid production, diverse carbon source consumption, osmotolerance, xerotolerance, and thermotolerance. These traits make yeasts of this genus promising vehicles for lipid production from challenging substrates such as lignocellulosic hydrolysates.