Provenance & quality
Soil-core samples were collected during July 2014 near the disused St. Anthony’s metal smelting works, at either contaminated (16.03 g kg-1 Pb, 10.87 mg Kg-1 Cd) or nearby less-contaminated (4.38 g kg-1 Pb, 1.49 mg Kg-1 Cd) areas. Coordinates and a description of the site are available at http://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/4192. Soil-core samples were diluted in the laboratory and spread to agar media for yeast isolation. Single colonies were subcultured and yeasts identified with ITS sequencing and RAPD PCR. 56 clonal isolates of Saitozyma podzolica were assayed for lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) resistance (IC50) and heteroresistance. Some isolates were also tested with zinc (Zn) Genomic DNA preparations submitted to NBAF-Liverpool for whole-genome sequencing. The sequence data were deposited with EBI/NCBI.