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NCYC 547

Candida viswanathii

Pre 2011 Name Candida lodderae

Equivalent Strain Designations ATCC 28774, CBS 1924, CCRC 22270, IFO 10415, JCM 1601, NRRL Y-17317, UCD 48-23I.

Depositor Dr. H. J. Phaff

Deposit Date November 1958

Habitat Shrimp, Gulf of Mexico, USA.

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Candida viswanathii

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 Unknown
Glycerol +
Erythritol -
Ribitol +
Galactitol Unknown
Mannitol +
Sorbitol +
A M D Glucoside +
Salicin +
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 Dr. H. J. Phaff
Deposit Name Trichosporon lodderae, Candida tropicalis, Candida viswanath
Month of deposit November
Deposit Year 1958
Habitat Shrimp, Gulf of Mexico, USA.
Equivalent Strain Designations ATCC 28774, CBS 1924, CCRC 22270, IFO 10415, JCM 1601, NRRL Y-17317, UCD 48-23I.
Reference Phaff et al., Mycologia 44: 431-451, 1952.
Kurtzman & Robnett, J.Clin.Microbiol. 35: 1216-1223, 1997.
Suzuki & Nakase, Microbiol.Cult.Coll. 14: 49-62, 1998 (cell-wall comp.,CoQ).
Lee et al., Int.J.System.Bacteriol. 48: 1463-1466, 1998 (DNA,CoQ).
Nakase, J.Gen.Appl.Microbiol. 17: 363, 1971 (GC)
Meyer SA , Ahearn DG . Validation of the names of some Candida species. Mycotaxon 17: 297-298, 1983.

Physical Characteristics

Optimum Temperature 31
Miniumum Temperature 14
Maximum Temperature 38


Shape Round-oval
Min Broth Breadth (µm) 3
Max Broth Breadth (µm) 7
Min Broth Length (µm) 4
Max Broth Length (µm) 9
Min Agar Breadth (µm) 3
Max Agar Breadth (µm) 6
Min Agar Length (µm) 4
Max Agar Length (µm) 8
Arrangement Single
Colour on Agar White
Surface on Agar Shiny
Texture on Agar Unknown
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 Unknown
Pseudomycelium Form Unknown
Blastospores Many
Blastospore Shape Oval
Blastospore Location Dispersed
Blastospore Habit Unknown
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


Assay Unknown
Salt Tolerant 10%
Killer Unknown
Plasmid No

Semi-Anaerobic Fermentation

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

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth - Sole Sources of Nitrogen

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


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