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Kluyveromyces wickerhamii

Pre 2011 Name Kluyveromyces wickerhamii

Equivalent Strain Designations Phaff strain F-394A - Believed to be the same srtain as: ATCC 24178, CBS 2745, DBVPG 6077, IFO 1675, NRRL Y-8286, UCD 54-210.

Depositor Dr. H. J. Phaff

Deposit Date November 1958

Habitat Drosophila sp. (fruit fly), California, USA.

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Kluyveromyces wickerhamii

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth

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

Strain Information

Type Strain
Information Type strain of Saccharomyces wickerhamii.
Produces pectin-releasing enzyme PPase-W (Yoshitake S, 1994).
Depositor Dr. H. J. Phaff
Deposit Name Saccharomyces wickerhamii
Month of deposit November
Deposit Year 1958
Habitat Drosophila sp. (fruit fly), California, USA.
Equivalent Strain Designations Phaff strain F-394A - Believed to be the same srtain as: ATCC 24178, CBS 2745, DBVPG 6077, IFO 1675, NRRL Y-8286, UCD 54-210.
Reference Yoshitake S et al. Purification and characterization of a pectin-releasing enzyme produced by Kluyveromyces wickerhamii. J. Ferment. Bioeng. 77: 370-375, 1994.
Phaff HJ et al. The taxonomy of yeasts isolated from Drosophila in the Yosemite region of California. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 22: 145-161, 1956.

Physical Characteristics

Optimum Temperature Unknown
Miniumum Temperature Unknown
Maximum Temperature Unknown

Cells

Shape Long-oval
Min Broth Breadth (µm) 2
Max Broth Breadth (µm) 4
Min Broth Length (µm) 4
Max Broth Length (µm) 6
Min Agar Breadth (µm) 2
Max Agar Breadth (µm) 5
Min Agar Length (µm) 3
Max Agar Length (µm) 8
Arrangement Pairs
Colour on Agar Cream
Surface on Agar Shiny
Texture on Agar Smooth
Deposit in Broth Flocculent
Ring in Broth Absent
Ring Colour Unknown
Pellicle in Broth Thin
Pellicle Appearance Milky
Pellicle Habit Unknown

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 Present
Ascospore Shape Reniform
Ascospore Wall Unknown
Ascospore No Per Ascus 4
Ascus Shape Unknown
Conjugation Present
Teliospores Absent
Teliospore Shape N/A

Miscellaneous

Assay Unknown
Salt Tolerant Unknown
Killer Unknown
Plasmid Unknown

Semi-Anaerobic Fermentation

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

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth - Sole Sources of Nitrogen

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

Other

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