Mycocin production in Cryptococcus aquaticus

Ilona Pfeiffer, Wladyslav I. Golubev, Zoltán Farkas, Judit Kucsera, Nikita Golubev

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalAntonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005



  • Cryptococcus aquaticus
  • Cystofilobasidiales
  • Mycocin
  • dsRNA virus genome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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