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Hortaea thailandica strain MNA-CCFEE 6315, grown of Malt Extract Agar. [Image credit: Claudia Coleine]

The Hortaea thailandica CCFEE 6315 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 Hortaea includes three described species: i) H. acidophila, an acid-tolerant black yeast able to grow under extremely acidic conditions and produce functional laccases that are involved in melanin synthesis; ii) H. werneckii, a halophilic species, isolated from natural hypersaline environments worldwide and recognized as model eukaryotic organism for exploring conditions of extremotolerance; iii) H. thailandica, a rare halotolerant species firstly described from plant material in Thailand, but frequently isolated from stone in monumental sites and artistic tiles. Genome sequences are already available for H. acidophila and H. werneckii. The genome of H. thailandica strain MNA-CCFEE 6315, isolated from Antarctic cryptoendolithic communities, was sequenced for comparative purposes, producing an assembly of 23.88 Mb and 8,778 protein-coding genes predicted.

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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