Blastomyces dermatitidis ATCC 26199 (GCA_000166155) Assembly and Gene Annotation
About Blastomyces dermatitidis ATCC 26199 (GCA_000166155)
Blastomyces dermatitidis is the causal agent of blastomycosis, an invasive and often serious fungal infection found occasionally in humans and other animals in regions where the fungus is endemic. The causal organism is a fungus living in soil and wet, decaying wood, often in an area close to a waterway such as a lake, river or stream. Indoor growth may also occur, for example, in accumulated debris in damp sheds or shacks. The fungus is endemic to parts of eastern North America, particularly boreal northern Ontario, southeastern Manitoba, Quebec south of the St. Lawrence River, parts of the U.S. Appalachian mountains and interconnected eastern mountain chains, the west bank of Lake Michigan, the state of Wisconsin, and the entire Mississippi Valley including the valleys of some major tributaries such as the Ohio River. In addition, it occurs rarely in Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert, as well as in the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian subcontinent. Though it has never been directly observed growing in nature, it is thought to grow there as a cottony white mold, similar to the growth seen in artificial culture at . In an infected human or animal, however, it converts in growth form and becomes a large-celled budding yeast. Blastomycosis is generally readily treatable with systemic antifungal drugs once it is correctly diagnosed; however, delayed diagnosis is very common except in highly endemic areas.
The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession GCA_000166155.1, with additional non-coding genes derived from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.
General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.
|Assembly||BD_ATCC26199_V2, INSDC Assembly GCA_000166155.1,|
|Golden Path Length||71,515,325|
|Data source||European Nucleotide Archive|
|Non coding genes||148|
|Small non coding genes||148|