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NCYC 64

Rhodotorula mucilaginosa

Pre 2011 Name Rhodotorula mucilaginosa

Equivalent Strain Designations IFO 0893, NCTC 2773.

Depositor A. Castellani

Deposit Date December 1928

Habitat Unknown

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Rhodotorula mucilaginosa

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 Weak/Latent
Rhamnose -
Ethanol +
Glycerol Weak/Latent
Erythritol -
Ribitol +
Galactitol -
Mannitol -
Sorbitol Weak/Latent
A M D Glucoside -
Salicin Weak/Latent
Lactic Acid -
Succinic Acid +
Citric Acid Weak/Latent
Inositol -
Gluconolactone +
Glucosamine -
Methanol -
Xylitol +

Strain Information

Information N/A
Depositor A. Castellani
Deposit Name Cryptococcus rubrorugosus
Month of deposit December
Deposit Year 1928
Habitat Unknown
Equivalent Strain Designations IFO 0893, NCTC 2773.
Reference N/A

Physical Characteristics

Optimum Temperature 31.5
Miniumum Temperature 10
Maximum Temperature 33.9

Cells

Shape Round
Min Broth Breadth (µm) 3
Max Broth Breadth (µm) 5
Min Broth Length (µm) 3
Max Broth Length (µm) 5
Min Agar Breadth (µm) 3
Max Agar Breadth (µm) 4
Min Agar Length (µm) 3
Max Agar Length (µm) 5
Arrangement Pairs
Colour on Agar Pink
Surface on Agar Shiny
Texture on Agar Wrinkled
Deposit in Broth Non-Flocculent
Ring in Broth Incomplete
Ring Colour Pink
Pellicle in Broth Thin
Pellicle Appearance Milky
Pellicle Habit Not Climbing

Cell Division

Budding Multipolar
Fission Absent

Filamentous Growth

Pseudomycelium Absent
Pseudomycelium Branch N/A
Pseudomycelium Form N/A
Blastospores N/A
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 Absent
Ascospore Shape N/A
Ascospore Wall N/A
Ascospore No Per Ascus N/A
Ascus Shape N/A
Conjugation Absent
Teliospores Absent
Teliospore Shape N/A

Miscellaneous

Assay No
Salt Tolerant -
Killer No
Plasmid Unknown

Semi-Anaerobic Fermentation

Glucose -
Galactose -
Sucrose -
Maltose -
Cellobiose -
Trehalose -
Lactose -
Melibiose -
Raffinose -
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 Weak/Latent
Cyclohex 100ppm Weak/Latent
Cyclohex 1000ppm -
50% Glucose Growth -
60% Glucose Growth -
Lipolytic -
Acid Production -
37c Growth -
40c Growth Unknown
Arbutin Hydrolysis +
Urease Activity +
Starch Production -
Acid Tolerant -