Double-stranded RNA viruses of about 35 nm in diameter were isolated from a mycocin-secreting strain of Cryptococcus aquaticus. A derivative of this strain, lacking small dsRNA, was non-mycocinogenic and sensitive to its own toxin. The killing pattern of this mycocin was restricted to some species of the Cystofilobasidiales clade. Despite the differences in genome size of dsRNA viruses in mycocinogenic strains of Cryptococcus aquaticus, Cystofilobasidium Cystofilobasidium bisporidii, Cystofilobasidium infirmominiatum, Trichosporon pullulans and Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous and killing patterns of their mycocins, the viral genomes showed homology in hybridisation experiments.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2005|
- Cryptococcus aquaticus
- dsRNA virus genome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology