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Wallemia ichthyophaga (ASM491875v1)

Wallemia ichthyophaga Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Wallemia ichthyophaga (GCA_004918755.1)


Wallemia ichthyophaga is one of the three species of fungi in the genus Wallemia, which in turn is the only genus of the class Wallemiomycetes. W. ichthyophaga requires at least 1.5 M NaCl for in-vitro growth (or some other osmolyte for an equivalent water activity), and it thrives even in saturated NaCl solution. This makes it the most halophilic fungus known and distinguishes it from halotolerant (e.g. Aureobasidium pullulans) and extremely halotolerant fungi (e.g. Hortaea werneckii), which are able to grow well even in the absence of salt in the medium. These increase in size almost four-fold when exposed to high salinity, and the cell wall experiences a three-fold thickening. This results in a substantially decreased functional cell volume and is thought to be one of the halotolerance mechanisms of this species. Contrary to what was observed for the extremely halotolerant H. werneckii, in W. ichthyophaga there are almost no expansions in metal cation transporter genes and their expression is not salt-responsive. On the other hand, there is a vast enrichment of hydrophobins (proteins of cell wall with diverse functions and many biotechnological uses), which contain an unusually high proportion of acidic amino acids. High proportion of acidic amino acids is thought to be an adaptation of proteins to high concentrations of salt.

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The assembly presented has been imported from INSDC and has the assembly accession GCA_004918755.1.


The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession [GCA_004918755.1] (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/data/view/GCA_004918755.1), with additional non-coding genes from Rfam. For more details, please visit INSDC annotation import.

More information

General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia.



AssemblyASM491875v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_004918755.1,
Database version112.1
Golden Path Length9,697,264
Genebuild byBiotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceBiotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana

Gene counts

Coding genes4,155
Gene transcripts4,155