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Cryomyces minteri CCFEE 5187, thick-walled, strongly melanized propagules. Scale bar = 10 μm [Image credit: Laura Selbmann]

The Cryomyces minteri CCFEE 5187 genome sequence and gene models were not determined by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), but were downloaded from NCBI on Apr 17, 2021. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by NCBI 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 functional annotation to this genome.

The genus Cryomyces, belonging to the Class Dothideomycetes, is considered incertae sedis as no close relationship is still identified for this enigmatic genus. This genus encompasses four species of cold-adapted rock-inhabiting black yeasts. C. montanus and C. funiculosus were isolated from Alpine rocks collected 3000m above sea level, while the two Antarctic endemic species. C. antarcticus and C. minteri were isolated primarily from the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Southern Victoria Land. In the frame of European Space Agency (ESA) and Italian Space Agency (ASI) programs, these two species, as well as other Antarctic rock-inhabiting fungi, were selected for a number of experiments focused on exobiological exploration. The genome of C. minteri strain MNA-CCFEE 5187 (CBS 116302), isolated at Battleship Promontory (76.9107S, 160.9278E), was sequenced. 

The fungus was provided by the Culture Collection of Fungi from Extreme Environments of the Mycological Section of the Italian Antarctic National Museum (MNA-CCFEE).


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