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Colony (left) and budding cells (right) of Candida membranifaciens IST 626 after 3 days of growth in YM agar, at 25°C. Photo credit: Margarida Palma
Colony (left) and budding cells (right) of Candida membranifaciens IST 626 after 3 days of growth in YM agar, at 25°C. Photo credit: Margarida Palma

The genome of Candida membranifaciens IST 626 (Saccharomycetales; Debaryomycetaceae; Yamadazyma; Yamadazyma/Candida clade) was sequenced by Novogene Bioinformatics Technology Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong) and assembled by Margarida Palma at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal. The JGI Fungal Annotation pipeline was used to predict genes and provide functional annotation.

Candida membranifaciens IST 626 was isolated from soil in Sesimbra, Portugal. This species has the ability to assimilate a wide variety of carbon souces, including inulin and pentoses [1], and is a flavinogenic yeast capable of riboflavin oversynthesis during starvation for iron.

References:

[1] Lachance M-A, Boekhout T, Scorzetti G, Fell JW and Kurtzman CP (2011) Candida Berkhout (1923). In: Kurtzman CP, Fell JW, Boekhout T (eds) The Yeasts: A Taxonomic Study, 5th ed. Elsevier, pp 987-1278

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