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NCYC 425

Bullera alba var. alba

Pre 2011 Name Bullera alba var. alba

Equivalent Strain Designations ATCC 18568, CBS 501, CCRC 21320, DBVPG 3786, DBVPG 6655. IFO 1192, JCM 2954, MUCL 30301, NRRL Y-6655

Depositor CBS

Deposit Date December 1965

Habitat Atmosphere in dairy, USA.

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Bullera alba var. alba

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth

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

Strain Information

Type Strain
Information N/A
Depositor CBS
Deposit Name Bullera alba
Month of deposit December
Deposit Year 1965
Habitat Atmosphere in dairy, USA.
Equivalent Strain Designations ATCC 18568, CBS 501, CCRC 21320, DBVPG 3786, DBVPG 6655. IFO 1192, JCM 2954, MUCL 30301, NRRL Y-6655
Reference Lodder & Kreger-van Rij, The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study, Amsterdam: N.-Holland Publ.Co., p.366, 1952.
Boekhout et al., A.v.Leeuwenhoek 59: 81-93, 1991.
Nakase et al., J.Gen.Appl.Microbiol. 36: 209-213, 1990 (GC).
Hamamoto & Nakase, A.v.Leeuwenhoek 69: 279-291, 1996 (DNA.)
Olson & Hammer, Iowa State Coll.J.Sci. 11: 207-213, 1937.

Physical Characteristics

Optimum Temperature 27
Miniumum Temperature 8
Maximum Temperature 27


Shape Oval
Min Broth Breadth (µm) 3
Max Broth Breadth (µm) 5
Min Broth Length (µm) 7
Max Broth Length (µm) 9
Min Agar Breadth (µm) 2
Max Agar Breadth (µm) 4
Min Agar Length (µm) 5
Max Agar Length (µm) 8
Arrangement Chains
Colour on Agar Unknown
Surface on Agar Unknown
Texture on Agar Unknown
Deposit in Broth 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 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 Symmetrical
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


Assay Unknown
Salt Tolerant Unknown
Killer Unknown
Plasmid No

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 Unknown
KNO3 -
Ethylamine Unknown
Cadaverine Unknown
Lysine Unknown


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