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Schizosaccharomyces japonicus. Photo by Nick Rhind (Nick.Rhind@umassmed.edu)
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Schizosaccharomyces japonicus. Photo by Nick Rhind (Nick.Rhind@umassmed.edu)

This genome was sequenced by the Broad Institute.

The description of Schizosaccharomyces japonicus was quoted from Broad.

Unlike other fission yeasts, Schizosaccharomyces japonicus readily adopts a invasive, hyphal growth form. Such growth is an important virulence trait in pathogenic fungi, making Schizosaccharomyces japonicus, a potentially important model for fungal disease. In addition, the three fission yeast form an early-branching clade among the Ascomycete (ascus-forming) fungi, which include yeast, hyphal fungi, and truffles. Comparison within the Schizosaccharomyces and between them and other Ascomycetes should provide insight into the evolution of multicellular fungi and eukaryotes, in general. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genome Reference(s)

Credit

  • Schizosaccharomyces group Sequencing Project, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT