Info • Scheffersomyces stipitis NRRL Y-11545 v2.0


v.2.0. (March 3, 2006): The Pichia stiptis genome underwent draft sequencing at the JGI and was finished at the Stanford Genome Center in Palo Alto, CA. The finished genome contains 8 chromosomes with a total genome size of 15.4Mb. The chromosomes have been numbered 1 - 8, largest to smallest. Seven of the eight chromosomes are in one piece. The largest chromosome is in 2 scaffolds with no linking clones between the scaffolds.

This release of the finished genome includes a total of 5841 gene models predicted and functionally annotated using the JGI annotation pipeline.


  • Thomas W. Jeffries and José M. Laplaza, USDA, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Volkmar Passoth, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Dept. of Microbiology, Uppsala G enetic Centre, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Yong-Su Jin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering


Jeffries TW, Grigoriev IV, Grimwood J, LAplaza JM, Aerts A, Salamov A, Schmutz J, Lindquist E, Dehal P, Shapiro H, Jin YS, Passoth V, Richardson P.M. (2007) Genome sequence of the lignocellulose-bioconverting and xylose-fermenting yeast Pichia stipitis. Nature Biotech., 25, 319 – 326.


This work was performed under the auspices of the US Department of Energy's Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Program and the by the University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract No. W-7405-Eng-48, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098, Los Alamos National Laboratory under contract No. W-7405-ENG-36, and Stanford University under contract No. DE-FC02-99ER62873.