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Wallemia mellicola (ASM491899v1)

Wallemia mellicola Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Wallemia mellicola (GCA_004918995.1)


Wallemia mellicola is a xerophilic fungus of the phylum Basidiomycota, described in 2015 upon taxonomic revision of the species Wallemia sebi. W. mellicola has a compact genome of 9.8 Mb with few repeats, which is one of the smallest genomes in Basidiomycota and in Agaricomycota. Three gene family expansions that were observed in W. mellicola were considered significant, including heat shock protein, stress responsive alpha-beta barrel, and amino acid transporter, and they may be responsible for the survival W. mellicola at low water activity. Genes involved in High Osmolarity Glycerol signalling pathway were also found and were suggested to play an important role in the adaptation to osmotic stress. Wallemia mellicola also have a large number of transporters that allow it to survive in hyperosmotic conditions. After sequencing the genomes of additional 25 strains of W. mellicola, these was found to form a relatively homogeneous and widespread population.

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The assembly presented has been imported from INSDC and has the assembly accession GCA_004918995.1.


The annotation presented is derived from annotation submitted to INSDC with the assembly accession [GCA_004918995.1] (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/data/view/GCA_004918995.1), 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.



AssemblyASM491899v1, INSDC Assembly GCA_004918995.1,
Database version112.1
Golden Path Length9,756,550
Genebuild byBiotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceBiotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana

Gene counts

Coding genes4,310
Gene transcripts4,310