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NCYC 477

Guehomyces pullulans

Pre 2011 Name Trichosporon pullulans

Equivalent Strain Designations ATCC 10677, CBS 2532, CCRC 22318, DBVPG 3788, IFO 1232, IGC 3488, JCM 9886, NRRL Y-1522, UAMH 7672.

Depositor CBS

Deposit Date August 1956

Habitat From the atmosphere.

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Guehomyces pullulans

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth

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

Strain Information

Type Strain
Information Produces amylase, alpha 1A; salivary (Amylase, salivary, alpha-1A).
Produces glucoamylase (De Mot R & Verachtert H, 1985).
Depositor CBS
Deposit Name Trichosporon pullulans
Month of deposit August
Deposit Year 1956
Habitat From the atmosphere.
Equivalent Strain Designations ATCC 10677, CBS 2532, CCRC 22318, DBVPG 3788, IFO 1232, IGC 3488, JCM 9886, NRRL Y-1522, UAMH 7672.
Reference Lindner, Mikroskopische Betriebskontrolle in den Gärungsgewerben, Parey: Berlin 1895, p.152.
Hara et al., J.Gen.Appl.Microbiol. 35: 1-10, 1989 (CoQ).
De Mot R & Verachtert H. Secretion of alpha-amylase and multiple forms of glucoamylase by the yeast Trichosporon pullulans. Can. J. Microbiol. 32: 47-51, 1986.

Physical Characteristics

Optimum Temperature Unknown
Miniumum Temperature Unknown
Maximum Temperature Unknown


Shape Elongated
Min Broth Breadth (µm) 3
Max Broth Breadth (µm) 4
Min Broth Length (µm) 30
Max Broth Length (µm) 70
Min Agar Breadth (µm) Unknown
Max Agar Breadth (µm) Unknown
Min Agar Length (µm) Unknown
Max Agar Length (µm) Unknown
Arrangement Chains
Colour on Agar Brown
Surface on Agar Unknown
Texture on Agar Rough
Deposit in Broth Floccose
Ring in Broth Complete
Ring Colour White
Pellicle in Broth Absent
Pellicle Appearance N/A
Pellicle Habit N/A

Cell Division

Budding Multipolar
Fission Absent

Filamentous Growth

Pseudomycelium Ill formed
Pseudomycelium Branch Unknown
Pseudomycelium Form Unknown
Blastospores Unknown
Blastospore Shape Oval
Blastospore Location Unknown
Blastospore Habit Unknown
True Mycelium Present
Clamp Connections Absent

Asexual Spores

Ballistospores Absent
Arthrospores Present
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 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 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 Weak/Latent
Acid Production Unknown
37c Growth Unknown
40c Growth Unknown
Arbutin Hydrolysis +
Urease Activity Unknown
Starch Production +
Acid Tolerant Unknown