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Kluyveromyces marxianus colonies on lactose selective agar. From Wikimedia Commons

This copy of the genome of  Kluyveromyces lactis strain CLIB210 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.

Kluyveromyces lactis (formerly Saccharomyces lactis) is a heterothallic species with a predominantly haplontic cycle (anamorph: Candida sphaerica). While many strains were originally isolated from milk-derived products and its name is derived from its ability to assimilate lactose and convert it into lactic acid, the natural habitat of K. lactis is diverse. K. lactis has become attractive to science and biotechnology owing to distinct metabolic and physiological properties.

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