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Lindnera saturnus

Pre 2011 Name Williopsis saturnus var. saturnus

Equivalent Strain Designations Carlsberg 628, Java 708-2, NCTC 1834, IFO 0117, UAMH 5605.

Depositor Carlsberg Laboratorium.

Deposit Date May 1924

Habitat Unknown

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Lindnera saturnus

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth

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

Strain Information

Information Killer activity (A.v. Leeuwenhoek, 1978, 44, 59-77).
Depositor Carlsberg Laboratorium.
Deposit Name Willia saturnus
Month of deposit May
Deposit Year 1924
Habitat Unknown
Equivalent Strain Designations Carlsberg 628, Java 708-2, NCTC 1834, IFO 0117, UAMH 5605.
Reference A.v. Leeuwenhoek, 1978, 44, 59-77 (Killer activity).

Physical Characteristics

Optimum Temperature Unknown
Miniumum Temperature Unknown
Maximum Temperature Unknown


Shape Round-oval
Min Broth Breadth (µm) 2
Max Broth Breadth (µm) 5
Min Broth Length (µm) 3
Max Broth Length (µm) 7
Min Agar Breadth (µm) 2
Max Agar Breadth (µm) 5
Min Agar Length (µm) 3
Max Agar Length (µm) 7
Arrangement Pairs
Colour on Agar Cream
Surface on Agar Dull
Texture on Agar Smooth
Deposit in Broth Non-Flocculent
Ring in Broth Absent
Ring Colour Unknown
Pellicle in Broth Thin
Pellicle Appearance Milky
Pellicle Habit Climbing

Cell Division

Budding Multipolar
Fission Absent

Filamentous Growth

Pseudomycelium Well formed
Pseudomycelium Branch Irregularly branched
Pseudomycelium Form N/A
Blastospores Absent
Blastospore Shape N/A
Blastospore Location N/A
Blastospore Habit N/A
True Mycelium Absent
Clamp Connections Absent

Asexual Spores

Ballistospores Absent
Arthrospores Absent
Endospores Absent
Chlamydospores Absent

Sexual Spores

Ascospores Present
Ascospore Shape Saturn
Ascospore Wall Smooth
Ascospore No Per Ascus N/A
Ascus Shape Oval
Conjugation Absent
Teliospores Absent
Teliospore Shape N/A


Assay No
Salt Tolerant -
Killer No
Plasmid Unknown

Semi-Anaerobic Fermentation

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

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth - Sole Sources of Nitrogen

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


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