Cryptococcus antarcticus Vishniac et Kurtzman, anamorph (ATCC® 76663)

Strain Designations: NRRL Y-17461 [CBS 7687, JCM 8844, MYSW A812-20bY693/64]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Strain Designations NRRL Y-17461 [CBS 7687, JCM 8844, MYSW A812-20bY693/64]
Biosafety Level 1

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Product Format freeze-dried
Type Strain yes (type strain)
Preceptrol® no
Medium ATCC® Medium 200: YM agar or YM broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 15.0°C
Name of Depositor NRRL
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--NRRL<<--H.S. Vishniac MYSW A812-20bY693/64
soil, University Valley, Antarctica
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF075488 26S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF145326 internal transcribed spacer 1, 5.8S ribosomal RNA, and internal transcribed spacer 2, complete sequence


Vishniac HS, Kurtzman CP. Cryptococcus antarcticus sp. nov. and Cryptococcus albidosimilis sp. nov., Basidioblastomycetes from Antarctic soils. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 42: 547-553, 1992.

Fell JW, et al. Biodiversity and systematics of basidiomycetous yeasts as determined by large-subunit rDNA D1/D2 domain sequence analysis. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 1351-1371, 2000. PubMed: 10843082

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