Location: Bioenergy ResearchTitle: Draft genome sequence of the D-Xylose-Fermenting yeast Spathaspora xylofermentans UFMG-HMD23.3
|LOPES, DAIANE - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Norte|
|CIBULSKI, SAMUEL - Veterinary Research Institute - Belgium|
|MAYER, FABIANA - Veterinary Research Institute - Belgium|
|SIQUEIRA, FRANCIELE - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Norte|
|ROSA, CARLOS - Federal University Of Minas Gerais|
|Hector, Ronald - Ron|
|AYUB, MARCO ANTÔNIO - Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Norte|
Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/3/2017
Publication Date: 8/17/2017
Citation: Lopes, D.D., Cibulski, S.P., Mayer, F.Q., Siqueira, F.M., Rosa, C.A., Hector, R.E., Ayub, M.A.Z. 2017. Draft genome sequence of the D-Xylose-Fermenting yeast Spathaspora xylofermentans UFMG-HMD23.3. Genome Announcements. 5(33):e00815-17.
Interpretive Summary: Brewer’s yeast strains engineered to use the biomass-derived sugar xylose are limited in their ability to uptake and metabolize the sugar. Natural xylose fermenting yeasts have overcome some of these challenges and rapidly consume xylose. In this study, the genome of a xylose fermenting strain of Spathaspora xylofermentans, originally isolated from the Amazon forest, was sequenced. Of the 5,948 predicted genes, several genes for the transport and utilization of xylose were identified. The genetic information from this strain will contribute to advancing technology to produce fuels and chemicals from renewable agricultural products.
Technical Abstract: Here, we report the draft genome sequence of the yeast Spathaspora xylofermentans UFMG-HMD23.3 (CBMAI 1427=CBS 12681), a D-xylose fermenting yeast isolated from the Amazonian forest. The genome consists of 298 contigs, with a total size of 15.1 Mb, including the mitochondrial genome, and 5,948 predicted genes.