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Yarrowia lipolytica
Electron Micrograph of Yarrowia lipolytica showing hyphae (H), Asci (A) and blastospores. Insert = spores.
Image Credit: H. Weber, Jena University, Germany.

This copy of the genome of Yarrowia lipolytica strain CLIB122 was obtained from Génolevures [Release Version: 2012/02/09]. Génolevures is a large-scale comparative genomics project between Saccharomyces cerevisiae and other yeast species representative of the various branches of the Hemiascomycetous class and provides annotated sequence data and classifications for the genomes of eighteen species of hemiascomycete yeasts.

In order to allow comparative analyses with other fungal genomes sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute, a copy of this genome is incorporated into MycoCosm.

Yarrowia lipolytica is an atypical species of yeast in the family Dipodascaceae and is routinely isolated from different food media. It is used in industry for its ability to use unusual carbon sources, such as hydrocarbons. One such application is the production of citric acid from n-alkanes, vegetable oils or glucose under aerobic conditions.



Genome Reference(s)

Additional references:

Sherman DJ, Martin T, Nikolski M, Cayla C, Souciet JL, Durrens P; Génolevures Consortium (2009). Génolevures: protein families and synteny among complete hemiascomycetous yeast proteomes and genomes.
Nucleic Acids Res. 37(Database issue), pp. D550-4.