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Microbotryomycetes isolate P2C70 growing in the lab.
Microbotryomycetes isolate P2C70 growing in the lab.
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Microbotryomycetes (former Oberwinklerozyma sp.) - isolate P2C70

The Microbotryomycetes, a class within the Basidiomycota, consists of mainly mycoparasites, saprobic yeasts, and plant pathogens (Oberwinkler, 2017). Yeasts of these groups have been found in the Arctic and Antarctic (Turchetti et al., 2011; Perini et al., 2021). The isolate P2C70 has been isolated from the sediment of thermokarst ponds in Abisko, Sweden. Thermokarst ponds, which emerge from the thawing permafrost, can be hotspots for microbial production and become an important source of greenhouse gas emissions (Abnizova et al., 2012). However, little is known about the fungal contribution in such water bodies when it comes to carbon degradation. The genome sequencing of fungal isolates from these environments aims to assess their functional potential, and to better understand the fungal contribution to permafrost carbon feedback.