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NCYC 444

Trichosporon cutaneum var. cutaneum (T)

Pre 2011 Name Trichosporon cutaneum var. cutaneum (T)

Equivalent Strain Designations ATCC 28592, CBS 2466, CCRC 21675, DBVPG 6973,IFO 1198, IGC 3462, JCM 1462, NRRL Y-1490, UAMH 7659.

Depositor CBS

Deposit Date Unknown 1955

Habitat Unknown, probably Human

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Trichosporon cutaneum var. cutaneum (T)

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth

Glucose +
Galactose +
Sorbose Unknown
Sucrose +
Maltose +
Cellobiose +
Trehalose Unknown
Lactose +
Melibiose Unknown
Raffinose Unknown
Melizitose Unknown
Inulin Unknown
Soluble Starch Unknown
Xylose +
L Arabinose Unknown
D Arabinose Unknown
Ribose Unknown
Rhamnose Unknown
Ethanol Unknown
Glycerol Unknown
Erythritol +
Ribitol +
Galactitol Unknown
Mannitol Unknown
Sorbitol Unknown
A M D Glucoside Unknown
Salicin Unknown
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 phenol hydroxylase (Peelen S , et al, 1995).
Control strain for identification .
Depositor CBS
Deposit Name Trichosporon cutaneum
Month of deposit Unknown
Deposit Year 1955
Habitat Unknown, probably Human
Equivalent Strain Designations ATCC 28592, CBS 2466, CCRC 21675, DBVPG 6973,IFO 1198, IGC 3462, JCM 1462, NRRL Y-1490, UAMH 7659.
Reference Guého et al., A.v.Leeuwenhoek 61: 285-288, 1992
Diddens & Lodder, Die anaskosporogenen Hefen, Amsterdam 1942, p.427
McPartland & Goff, Mycotaxon 41: 173-178, 1991 (neotype); Middelhoven, A.v.Leeuwenhoek 63: 125-144, 1993 (benzene catabolism)
Sugita et al., J.Gen.Appl.Microbiol. 40: 397-408, 1994 (DNA)
Hara et al., J.Gen.Appl.Microbiol. 35: 1-10, 1989 (CoQ)
Ikeda et al., Microbiol.Immunol. 40: 813-819, 1996 (serotype)
Peelen S , et al. Conversion of phenol derivatives to hydroxylated products by phenol hydroxylase from Trichosporon cutaneum. A comparison of regioselectivity and rate of conversion with calculated molecular orbital substrate characteristics. Eur. J. Biochem. 227: 284-291, 1995.
Fell JW , et al. Biodiversity and systematics of basidiomycetous yeasts as determined by large-subunit rDNA D1/D2 domain sequence analysis. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 1351-1371, 2000.
King DS , Jong SC . A contribution to the genus Trichosporon. Mycotaxon 6: 391-417, 1977.

Physical Characteristics

Optimum Temperature Unknown
Miniumum Temperature Unknown
Maximum Temperature Unknown


Shape Elongated
Min Broth Breadth (µm) 4
Max Broth Breadth (µm) 6
Min Broth Length (µm) 3
Max Broth Length (µm) Unknown
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 Cream
Surface on Agar Shiny
Texture on Agar Unknown
Deposit in Broth Unknown
Ring in Broth Absent
Ring Colour Unknown
Pellicle in Broth Thick
Pellicle Appearance Milky
Pellicle Habit Unknown

Cell Division

Budding Multipolar
Fission Absent

Filamentous Growth

Pseudomycelium Ill formed
Pseudomycelium Branch Unknown
Pseudomycelium Form Unknown
Blastospores Few
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 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 +
Urease Activity Unknown
Starch Production -
Acid Tolerant Unknown