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The culture of Rhodotorula sp. CCFEE 5036 [Image credit: Claudia Coleine]

The Rhodotorula sp. CCFEE 5036 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.

Rhodotorula fungi are ubiquitous saprophytic yeasts taxonomically classified in the Pucciniomycotina and Ustilaginomycotina subphyla (phylum Basidiomycota). A Rhodotorula sp. strain MNA-CCFEE 5036 was isolated from soil collected near a glacier during the XI Italian Antarctic Expedition (1995 to 1996) at Edmonson Point at 74°20’00’’S, 165°08’00’’E (Northern Victoria Land, Continental Antarctica), an Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA). The genome sequence of this fungus will be useful for comparative studies of evolution of extremophilic yeasts and to study their role in biogeochemical nutrient cycling in cold environments, and in bioprospecting for new enzymes.

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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