MycoSNP: A Portable Workflow for Performing Whole-Genome Sequencing Analysis of Candida auris

Methods Mol Biol. 2022:2517:215-228. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2417-3_17.


Candida auris is an urgent public health threat characterized by high drug-resistant rates and rapid spread in healthcare settings worldwide. As part of the C. auris response, molecular surveillance has helped public health officials track the global spread and investigate local outbreaks. Here, we describe whole-genome sequencing analysis methods used for routine C. auris molecular surveillance in the United States; methods include reference selection, reference preparation, quality assessment and control of sequencing reads, read alignment, and single-nucleotide polymorphism calling and filtration. We also describe the newly developed pipeline MycoSNP, a portable workflow for performing whole-genome sequencing analysis of fungal organisms including C. auris.

Keywords: Candida auris; Fungal; Genomic; MycoSNP; Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs); Whole-genome sequencing (WGS).

MeSH terms

  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Candida auris* / genetics
  • Candidiasis* / microbiology
  • Humans
  • United States
  • Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Workflow


  • Antifungal Agents