Genome sequence of the oleaginous yeast Rhodotorula toruloides strain CGMCC 2.1609
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Most eukaryotic oleaginous species are yeasts and among them the basidiomycete red yeast, Rhodotorula (Rhodosporidium) toruloides (Pucciniomycotina) is known to produce high quantities of lipids when grown in nitrogen-limiting media, and has potential for biodiesel production. The genome of the CGMCC 2.1609 strain of this oleaginous red yeast was sequenced using a hybrid of Roche 454 and Illumina technology generating 13 × coverage. The de novo assembly was carried out using MIRA and scaffolded using MAQ and BAMBUS. The sequencing and assembly resulted in 365 scaffolds with total genome size of 33.4 Mb. The complete genome sequence of this strain was deposited in GenBank and the accession number is LKER00000000. The annotation is available on Figshare (doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4754251).
This research was funded by grants from Shell Global Solutions (UK). We gratefully acknowledge Liverpool Advanced Genomics Facility and Exeter Sequencing Service and computational core facilities at the University of Exeter supported by Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (WT097835MF) and Wellcome Trust Multi User Equipment Award (WT101650MA).
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