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Wickerhamomyces anomalus

Pre 2011 Name Pichia subpelliculosa, Pichia anomala

Equivalent Strain Designations ATCC 36905

Depositor Dr. A. Harden

Deposit Date June 1921

Habitat Unknown

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Wickerhamomyces anomalus

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth

Glucose +
Galactose Weak/Latent
Sorbose -
Sucrose +
Maltose +
Cellobiose +
Trehalose +
Lactose -
Melibiose -
Raffinose -
Melizitose +
Inulin -
Soluble Starch +
Xylose +
L Arabinose -
D Arabinose -
Ribose +
Rhamnose -
Ethanol +
Glycerol +
Erythritol +
Ribitol +
Galactitol -
Mannitol +
Sorbitol +
A M D Glucoside +
Salicin +
Lactic Acid +
Succinic Acid +
Citric Acid +
Inositol -
Gluconolactone +
Glucosamine -
Methanol -
Xylitol +

Strain Information

Information Produces killer toxin (Young TW, Yagiu, 1978).
sensitive to killer toxin produced by Schwanniomyces occidentalis ATCC 44252 (Chen WB, 2000).
Depositor Dr. A. Harden
Deposit Name Hansenla subpelliculosa
Month of deposit June
Deposit Year 1921
Habitat Unknown
Equivalent Strain Designations ATCC 36905
Reference Young TW, Yagiu. A comparison of the killer character in different yeasts and its classification. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 44: 59-77, 1978.
Chen WB , et al. Isolation, purification, and characterization of a killer protein from Schwanniomyces occidentalis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 66: 5348-5352, 2000.

Physical Characteristics

Optimum Temperature Unknown
Miniumum Temperature Unknown
Maximum Temperature Unknown

Cells

Shape Oval
Min Broth Breadth (µm) 3
Max Broth Breadth (µm) 5
Min Broth Length (µm) 4
Max Broth Length (µm) 14
Min Agar Breadth (µm) 2
Max Agar Breadth (µm) 5
Min Agar Length (µm) 3
Max Agar Length (µm) 12
Arrangement Single
Colour on Agar Cream
Surface on Agar Dull
Texture on Agar Rough
Deposit in Broth Non-Flocculent
Ring in Broth Absent
Ring Colour Unknown
Pellicle in Broth Thick
Pellicle Appearance Wrinkled
Pellicle Habit Climbing

Cell Division

Budding Multipolar
Fission Absent

Filamentous Growth

Pseudomycelium Well formed
Pseudomycelium Branch Irregularly branched
Pseudomycelium Form No
Blastospores Absent
Blastospore Shape No
Blastospore Location No
Blastospore Habit No
True Mycelium Absent
Clamp Connections Absent

Asexual Spores

Ballistospores Absent
Arthrospores Absent
Endospores Absent
Chlamydospores Absent

Sexual Spores

Ascospores Present
Ascospore Shape Hat
Ascospore Wall Smooth
Ascospore No Per Ascus 2
Ascus Shape Oval
Conjugation Absent
Teliospores Absent
Teliospore Shape No

Miscellaneous

Assay No
Salt Tolerant 15%
Killer No
Plasmid Unknown

Semi-Anaerobic Fermentation

Glucose +
Galactose Weak/Latent
Sucrose +
Maltose Weak/Latent
Cellobiose -
Trehalose -
Lactose -
Melibiose -
Raffinose Weak/Latent
Melizitose -
Inulin -
Soluble Starch -
Xylose Unknown
A M D Glucoside -

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth - Sole Sources of Nitrogen

NH4 2SO4 +
KNO3 +
Ethylamine +
Cadaverine +
Lysine Unknown

Other

Vitamin Free Growth +
Cyclohex 100ppm -
Cyclohex 1000ppm -
50% Glucose Growth -
60% Glucose Growth -
Lipolytic -
Acid Production Weak/Latent
37c Growth -
40c Growth Unknown
Arbutin Hydrolysis +
Urease Activity -
Starch Production -
Acid Tolerant -