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Sporobolomyces linderae.
Sporobolomyces linderae.
Image Credit: Dr. M. Catherine Aime

Sporobolomyces linderae Nakase, M. Takash. & Hamam. is a reddish orange Pucciniomycotina (Basidiomycota) yeast species that was isolated from a dead leaf of Lindera obtusiloba in Japan. CBS 7893 is, to date, the only known strain of this species in existence.  Little is therefore known about its ecology although it is likely a plant associate. In culture, S. linderae is a non-fermenting budding yeast that can form pseudohyphae and ballistospores (i.e. forcibly discharged spores). The characteristics of this species that separate it from other closely related yeasts are the high maximum growth temperature (28–29 C) and inability to use raffinose as a carbon source.

Sporobolomyces linderae belongs to Agaricostilbomycetes (incertae sedis), although the current name does not reflect its phylogenetic position as true Sporobolomyces species are members of Sporidiobolales (Microbotryomycetes). Genomic data produced for this project will represent the first available for a member of this lineage of Agaricostilbomycetes.  Researchers will use these data in phylogenetic and phylogenomic reconstructions and in comparative genomics studies that seek to elucidate the molecular bases governing the production of yeast states, spore dispersal mechanisms, and the evolution of pathogenicity in Pucciniomycotina.

If you would like to use this genome in your research, please contact Dr. M. Catherine Aime ([email protected]) and Dr. Igor Grigoriev ([email protected]) for permission.