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NR-43208  Cryptococcus gattii, R265
(Fungi)
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Organism: Cryptococcus gattii
Designations: R265
Biosafety Level: 2
Availability Status: Discontinued (Please See Comments)
Store at: -80°C or colder
Contributor: A Idnurm
Comments:
NR-43208 is no longer available. Cryptococcus gattii, Strain R265, is now available as NR-50184. 

Cryptococcus gattii (C. gattii), strain R265 was isolated from a human on Vancouver Island, Canada during the outbreak that began in the late 1990's.

C. gattii, strain R265, was obtained from the laboratory of J. Heitman at Duke University Medical Center as part of the Broad Fungal Genome Initiative (Broad Institute) and characterized as virulent in mice and the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella. Strain R265 is a wild type, MATa, strain and is one of two strains utilized to produce a congenic pair. The complete genome sequence of C. gattii, strain R265 is available (GenBank: AAFP00000000).

Each vial of NR-43208 contains approximately 1 mL of yeast culture in Yeast Extract Peptone Dextrose broth containing 15% glycerol.
Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read "The following reagent was obtained through BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Cryptococcus gattii, Strain R265, NR-43208."
Publications Citing
this Reagent:
Zhu, P., et al. "Congenic Strains for Genetic Analysis of Virulence Traits in Cryptococcus gattii." Infect. Immun. 81 (2013): 2616-2625. PubMed: 23670558.
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