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This is the home of the Candida Genome Database, a resource for genomic sequence data and gene and protein information for Candida albicans and related species. CGD is based on the Saccharomyces Genome Database and is funded by the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research at the US National Institutes of Health.

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Expanded Curation of Clinical Data by ITS1 and ITS2 Features for All Species

Representative copies of ITS1 and ITS2 features for C. auris, C. glabrata, C. dubliniensis, and C. parapsilosis have been added to complement those of C. albicans. The addition of locus pages for these transcribed spacers between rDNA genes (used for strain typing in clinical studies) will allow us to curate these studies by directing the literature to the loci used for identifying the strains. We hope this expansion of searchable clinical data will add value to the database for Candida researchers in medical fields.

(Posted July 10, 2023)

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Candida and Candidiasis Conference Now Open for Registration

Candida and Candidiasis 2023 organized by the Microbiology Society will be held in Montreal, Canada on May 13–17, 2023. Abstract submissions are now open until Feb 17, 2023. Registration is now open with early-bird discounts until April 1.

(Posted January 19, 2023)

New Assembly for Candida glabrata Genome

We are pleased to announce the incorporation of a new assembly for the C. glabrata CBS138 genome, which leveraged long-read sequencing to correct previous assembly errors in repetitive regions (Xu et al., 2020). The sub-telomeric regions of all chromosomes were substantially lengthened, resulting in changes of chromosomal coordinates for all genomic features. 31 new protein-coding genes were added. The rDNA region on Chr L was expanded significantly, and a second rDNA region was added to Chr M. 62 genes from the previous assembly were removed, and sequences were corrected for an additional 32 features, ranging from single-base changes to major structural rearrangements. The update adds or corrects the sequences of 45 genes encoding GPI-anchored cell wall proteins (GPI-CWPs), which contain many long tandem repeats.
See this page for a list of added, modified, or removed features.
(Posted August 30, 2022)

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