Cryptococcus gattii (Vanbreus. et Takashio) Kwon-Chung et Boekhout, anamorph (ATCC® MYA-4094)

Alternate State: Filobasidiella bacillispora Kwon-Chung, teleomorph  /  Strain Designations: A1M R272  /  Product Format: frozen

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Deposited As Cryptococcus bacillisporus
Strain Designations A1M R272
Alternate State Filobasidiella bacillispora Kwon-Chung, teleomorph
Application
Biomedical Research and Development Material
Biosafety Level 2
Product Format frozen
Type Strain no
Antigenic Properties Serotype B
Genotype VGIIb, AFLP6B
Preceptrol® no
Mating Type MATalpha
Comments
Cause cryptococcosis; the strain represents 'type strain' for one of the two genotypes causing outbreak on Vancouver Island. Molecular type VGIIb.
Genome sequencing in progress.
Morphology After 11 days on YEPD medium at 25°C, colony is cream-colored, smooth, mucoid. Cells globose, single or with bud.
Sequenced Data
18S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence; internal   transcribed spacer 1, 5.8S ribosomal RNA gene, and internal transcribed spacer 2, complete sequence; and 28S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence

TTTCCGTAGGTGAACCTGCGGAAGGATCAGTAGAGAATACTGGACTTCGGTCCATTTATCTACCCATCTACACCTGTGAACTGTTTATGTGCTTCGGCACGTTTTACACAAACTTCTAAATGTAATGAATGTAATCTTATTATAACAATAATAAAACTTTCAACAACGGATCTCTTGGCTTCCACATCGATGAAGAACGCAGCGAAATGCGATAAGTAATGTGAATTGCAGAATTCAGTGAATCATCGAGTCTTTGAACGCAACTTGCGCCCTTTGGTATTCCGAAGGGCATGCCTGTTTGAGAGTCATGAAAATCTCAATCCCTCAGGTTTTATTACCTGTTGGACTTGGATTTGGGTGTTTGCCGCGACCTGCAAAGGACGCCGGCTCGCCTTAAATGTGTTAGTGGGAAGGTGATTACCTGTCAGCCCGGCGTAATAAGTTTCGCTGGGCCTATGGGGTAGTCTTCGGCTTGCTGATAACAACCATCTCTTTTTGTTTGACCTCAAATCAGGTAGGGCTACCCGCTGAACTTAAG


D1D2 region of the 28S ribosomal RNA gene

TAACTTAAGCATATCAATAAGCGGAGGAAAAGAAACTAACAAGGATTCCCTTAGTAACGGCGAGTGAACCGGGAAGAGCTCAAATTTGAAATCTGGCGTCCTCCGGGCGTCCGAGTTGTAATCTACAGAAACGTTTTCCGTGCTGGACCGTGTCTAAGTCCCTTGGAATAGGGTATCAAAGAGGGTGACAATCCCGTACTTGACACGATCACCAGTGCTCTGTGATACGTTTTCTACGAGTCGCGTTACTTGGGAGTGTAGCGCAAAATGGGTGGTAAACTCCATCTAAAGCTAAATATTGGTGGAAGACCGATAGCGAACAAGTACCGTGAGGGAAAGATGAAAAGCACTTTGGAAAGAGAGTTAAACAGTACGTGAAATTGTTGAAAGGGAAACGATTGAAGTCAGTCGTGTCTATTGGGTTCAGCCAGTTCTGCTGGTGTATTCCCTTTAGACGGGTCAACATCAGTTCTGATCGGTGGATAAGGGCTGGAGGAATGTGGCACTCTTCGGGGTGTGTTATAGCCTCCTGTCGCATACACTGGTTGGGACTGAGGAATGCAGCTCGCCTTTATGGCCGGGGTTCGCCCACGTTCGAGCTTAGGATGTTGACAAAATGGCTTTAAACGAC

Morphology After 11 days on YEPD medium at 25°C, colony is cream-colored, smooth, mucoid. Cells globose, single or with bud.
Name of Depositor L Hoang
Special Collection NSF - Mycology
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- L. Hoang
Isolation
Bronchial alveolar lavage, Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
References

Fraser James A, et al. Same-sex mating and the origin of the Vancouver Island Cryptococcus gattii outbreak. Nature 437: 1360-1364, 2005.

Kidd Sarah E, et al. Comparative gene genealogies indicate that two clonal lineages of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia resemble strains from other geographical areas. Eukaryot. Cell 4: 1629-1638, 2005.

Kidd Sarah E, et al. A rare genotype of Cryptococcus gattii caused the cryptococcosis outbreak on Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101: 17258-17263, 2004.

Meyer W. et al. Consensus multi-locus sequence typing scheme for Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii. Med. Mycol. 47(6):561-570, 2009. PubMed: 19462334

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