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Rhodotorula mucilaginosa

Pre 2011 Name Rhodotorula mucilaginosa

Equivalent Strain Designations CBS 316, DBVPG 7019, IFO 0890, IFO 0909, IGC 5166, MUCL 30403, NCTC 2622, VKM Y-339.

Depositor F. C. Harrison

Deposit Date April 1928

Habitat Unknown

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Rhodotorula mucilaginosa

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth

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

Strain Information

Type Strain
Information T of Torula mucilaginosa Jörgensen.
Depositor F. C. Harrison
Deposit Name Rhodotorula rubra
Month of deposit April
Deposit Year 1928
Habitat Unknown
Equivalent Strain Designations CBS 316, DBVPG 7019, IFO 0890, IFO 0909, IGC 5166, MUCL 30403, NCTC 2622, VKM Y-339.
Reference Harrison, Trans. Roy. Soc. Canada, Sect. V 22: 187, 1928.

Physical Characteristics

Optimum Temperature 34
Miniumum Temperature 10.1
Maximum Temperature 34

Cells

Shape Round-oval
Min Broth Breadth (µm) 2
Max Broth Breadth (µm) 4
Min Broth Length (µm) 3
Max Broth Length (µm) 5
Min Agar Breadth (µm) 2
Max Agar Breadth (µm) 3
Min Agar Length (µm) 2
Max Agar Length (µm) 6
Arrangement Single
Colour on Agar Pink
Surface on Agar Shiny
Texture on Agar Smooth
Deposit in Broth Non-Flocculent
Ring in Broth Complete
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 10%
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 Weak/Latent
Lysine Unknown

Other

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