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
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
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 200: YM agar or YM broth
ATCC® Medium 1245: YEPD
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 24°C to 26°C
Atmosphere: Typical aerobic
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 26S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence


D1D2 region of the 26S ribosomal RNA gene


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, Australia, December 1993
Geographical Isolation Mt. Anan Botanical Gardens, Sydney Australia
Year of Origin December, 1993

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Chaturvedi S, et al. Selection of optimal host strain for molecular pathogenesis studies on Cryptococcus gattii. Mycopathologia 160: 207-215, 2005. PubMed: 16205969

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

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

Xu J, Yan Z, Guo H. Divergence, hybridization, and recombination in the mitochondrial genome of the human pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus gattii. Mol Ecol 18: 2628-2642, 2009. PubMed: 19457185

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