Draft genome sequence of Wickerhamomyces ciferrii NRRL Y-1031 F-60-10

Eukaryot Cell. 2012 Dec;11(12):1582-3. doi: 10.1128/EC.00258-12.


Wickerhamomyces ciferrii is a microorganism characterized by the production and secretion of large amounts of acetylated sphingoid bases, in particular tetraacetyl phytosphingosine. Here, we present the 15.90-Mbp draft genome sequence of W. ciferrii NRRL Y-1031 F-60-10 generated by pyrosequencing and de novo assembly. The draft genome sequence comprising 364 contigs in 150 scaffolds was annotated and covered 6,702 protein-coding sequences. This information will contribute to the metabolic engineering of this yeast to improve the yield and spectrum of acetylated sphingoid bases in biotechnological production.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Contig Mapping
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Genome, Fungal*
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Pichia / genetics*