About CGD

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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CGD Survey Needs Your Input

This is our chance to improve CGD. Our NIH grant renewal is due in early July and we need your input to make the upgrades that you want to see. If you haven't yet filled out the survey, it takes only 10 to 15 minutes and has great value for all of us. Find it at Candida Genome Database Survey 2024.

(Posted April 11, 2024)

CGD Curation News

CGD Now Has a Newsletter!

If you didn't receive a copy by email and you'd like one, please send a message to let us know and we'll add you to the member list. Look for the next one in the summer. We will also build an archive for referencing older issues.

(Posted February 1, 2024)

The Fungal Pathogen Genomics Course Now Open for Applications

The Fungal Pathogen Genomics Course is a hands-on training in web-based data-mining resources for fungal genomes taught by data curation experts. It will be held June 2-7 in Hinxton, UK. The application deadline is Feb 29, 2024 and the course typically fills up.

(Posted November 13, 2023)

The Allied Genetics Conference Now Open for Registration

TAGC 2024 organized by the Genetics Society of America will be held in Washington, DC on March 6–10, 2024. Abstract submissions are now open until Nov 9 (for presentations) and Jan 4 (for posters only). Registration is now open with early-bird discounts until December 13.

(Posted October 25, 2023)

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)

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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