Strope et al. present a new “100-genomes” strains resource for the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae. For a selected 93 strains, representing a diversity of geographical and environmental origins, the authors report whole-genome sequencing, de novo assembly and manual annotation to near-reference quality. Comparison of strains from human-associated environmental or clinical strains allowed the identification of genetic and phenotypic factors associated with clinical origins and the emergence of S. cerevisiae as an opportunistic pathogen.
Strope, P. K. et al. The 100-genomes strains, an S. cerevisiae resource that illuminates its natural phenotypic and genotypic variation and emergence as an opportunistic pathogen. Genome Res. http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1101/gr.185538.114 (2015)