Cryptococcus gattii (Vanbreuseghem et Takashio) Kwon-Chung et Boekhout (ATCC® MYA-4071)

Alternate State: Filobasidiella bacillispora Kwon-Chung, teleomorph  /  Strain Designations: WM 276  /  Product Format: frozen

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Deposited As Cryptococcus bacillisporus
Strain Designations WM 276
Alternate State Filobasidiella bacillispora Kwon-Chung, teleomorph
Multigene phylogeny and phenotypic characterization.
Biomedical Research and Development Material
Biosafety Level 2

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Product Format frozen
Type Strain no
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Genome sequencing strain (Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, Canada; University of British Columbia, Canada).
Multigene phylogeny and phenotypic characterization.
* This isolate is infertile under Lab conditions; * For related strains, see ATCC 32609, ATCC 208821, and ATCC MYA-4093
Morphology After 5 days on Emmons' medium at 25°C, colony is cream-colored, smooth, mucoid.  Cells are globose, single or with bud.
Medium ATCC® Medium 28: Emmons' modification of Sabouraud's agar
ATCC® Medium 1245: YEPD
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 24°C to 26°C
Atmosphere: Typical aerobic
Sequenced Data
>Cryptococcus gattii ATCC MYA-4071 18S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence; internal transcribed spacer 1, 5.8S ribosomal RNA gene, and internal transcribed spacer 2, complete sequence; and 26S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence
>Large subunit ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence.
Morphology After 5 days on Emmons' medium at 25°C, colony is cream-colored, smooth, mucoid.  Cells are globose, single or with bud.
Name of Depositor JW Kronstad, TC Sorrell
Special Collection NSF - Mycology
Chain of Custody
T C Sorrell
J W Kronstad University of British Columbia
Eucalyptus tereticornis debris
Isolation date: December, 1993
Geographical Isolation Mt. Anan Botanical Gardens, Sydney Australia
Year of Origin December, 1993

Guanggan Hu, Kronstad James W.. Gene disruption in Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii by in vitro transposition. Curr. Genet. 49: 341-350, 2006.

Sudha C, et al. Selection of optimal host strain for molecular pathogenesis studies on Cryptococcus gattii. Mycopathologia 160: 207-215, 2005.

Findley K, et al. Phylogeny and phenotypic characterization of pathogenic Cryptococcus species and closely related saprobic taxa in the Tremellales. Eukaryot Cell 8(3): 353-361, 2009. PubMed: 19151324

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