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Home • Debaryomyces hansenii
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This copy of the genome of Debaryomyces hansenii strain CBS767 was obtained from Génolevures [Release Version: 2012/02/09]. Génolevures is a large-scale comparative genomics project between Saccharomyces cerevisiae and other yeast species representative of the various branches of the Hemiascomycetous class and provides annotated sequence data and classifications for the genomes of eighteen species of hemiascomycete yeasts.
In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute, a copy of this genome is incorporated into MycoCosm.

Debaryomyces hansenii is a cryotolerant (frost resistant), osmotolerance (pressure change tolerant) and halotolerant (salt tolerant) marine yeast which can tolerate salinity levels up to 24%. It is the most common species of yeast found in all types of cheeses and is common in dairies and in brine because it is able to grow in the presence of salt at low temperature and to metabolise lactic and citric acids. Although D. hansenii is normally considered as non-pathogenic, it is related to yeasts that cause disease, including Candida albicans.
D. hansenii is a homothallic yeast with an essentially haplontic life cycle and only one mating-type locus. Mating is relatively rare and somatogamous autogamy forms asci containing generally a single spore.

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