Authors: Davide Palmieri, Giuseppe Barone, Riccardo Aiese Cigliano, Filippo De Curtis, Giuseppe Lima, Raffaello Castoria, Giuseppe Ianiri


  • Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
  • Sequentia Biotech, Barcelona, Spain

Publication: G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics

Date: September 2021

Full paper: Complete genome sequence of the biocontrol yeast Papiliotrema terrestris strain LS28


Papiliotrema terrestris strain LS28 is a biocontrol agent selected for its antagonistic activity against several plant pathogens both in the field and postharvest. The availability of a genome sequencing sets the foundation for the identification of the genetic mechanisms of its antagonistic activity. The genome size is 21.29 Mbp with a G+C content of 58.65%, and genome annotation predicts 8,626 protein-encoding genes. Phylogenetic analysis based on whole-genome data confirms that P. terrestris is a Tremellomycetes more closely related to Papiliotrema flavescens than Papiliotrema laurentii.