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NCYC 1479

Phaffomyces opuntiae

Pre 2011 Name

Pichia opuntiae var. opuntiae

Equivalent Strain Designations

ATCC 36837, CBS 7011, IFO 10022, NRRL Y-11708, UCD 77-42

Depositor

H.J. Phaff

Deposit Date

March 1983

Habitat

Opuntia inermis (prickly-pear cactus), Yarrawonga, Australia.
Phaffomyces opuntiae

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Phaffomyces opuntiae

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Key Information

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth

  • Glucose +
  • Galactose -
  • Sorbose -
  • Sucrose -
  • Maltose -
  • Cellobiose -
  • Trehalose -
  • Lactose -
  • Melibiose -
  • Raffinose -
  • Melezitose -
  • Inulun -
  • Soluble Starch -
  • Xylose -
  • L Arabinose -
  • D Arabinose -
  • Ribose -
  • Rhamnose +
  • Ethanol +
  • Glycerol +
  • Erythritol -
  • Ribitol -
  • Galactitol -
  • Mannitol +
  • Sorbitol -
  • AMD Glucoside -
  • Salicin +
  • Lactic Acid +
  • Succinic AcidWeak/Latent
  • Citric Acid -
  • Inositol -
  • Gluconolactone -
  • Glucosamine -
  • Methanol -
  • XylitolUnknown

Strain Information

  • Information

    Mating type: alpha

  • DepositorH.J. Phaff
  • Deposit NamePichia opuntiae var. opuntiae
  • Month of depositMarch
  • Deposit Year1983
  • HabitatOpuntia inermis (prickly-pear cactus), Yarrawonga, Australia.
  • Equivalent Strain DesignationsATCC 36837, CBS 7011, IFO 10022, NRRL Y-11708, UCD 77-42
  • ReferenceStarmer WT , et al. Pichia opuntiae, a new heterothallic species of yeast found in decaying cladodes of Opuntia inermis and in necrotic tissue of cereoid cacti. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 29: 159-167, 1979.

Physical Characteristics

  • Optimum Temperature30.5
  • Miniumum Temperature6
  • Maximum Temperature33

Cells

  • ShapeOval
  • 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)4
  • Min Agar Length (µm)4
  • Max Agar Length (µm)8
  • ArrangementSingle
  • Colour on AgarBrown
  • Surface on AgarDull
  • Texture on AgarWrinkled
  • Deposit in BrothNon-Flocculent
  • Ring in BrothAbsent
  • Ring Colour N/A
  • Pellicle in BrothThin
  • Pellicle AppearanceMilky
  • Pellicle HabitatNot Climbing

Cell Division

  • BuddingMultipolar
  • FissionAbsent

Filamentous Growth

  • PseudomyceliumWell formed
  • Pseudomycelium BranchIrregularly branched
  • Pseudomycelium FormUnknown
  • BlastosporesAbsent
  • Blastospore ShapeN/A
  • Blastospore LocationN/A
  • Blastospore HabitatN/A
  • True MyceliumAbsent
  • Clamp ConnectionsAbsent

Asexual Spores

  • BallistosporesAbsent
  • AthrosporesAbsent
  • EndosporesAbsent
  • ChlamydosporesAbsent

Sexual Spores

  • AscosporesAbsent
  • Ascospore ShapeN/A
  • Ascospore WallN/A
  • Ascospores No Per AscusN/A
  • Ascus ShapeN/A
  • ConjugationAbsent
  • TeliosporesAbsent
  • Teliospore ShapeN/A

Miscellaneous

  • AssayNo
  • Salt TolerantUnknown
  • KillerUnknown
  • PlasmidUnknown

Semi-Anaerobic Fermentation

  • Glucose -
  • Galactose -
  • Sucrose -
  • Maltose -
  • Cellobiose -
  • Trehalose -
  • Lactose -
  • Melibiose -
  • Raffinose -
  • Melizitose -
  • Inulin -
  • Soluble Starch -
  • XyloseUnknown
  • AMD Glucoside -

Aerobic Utilisation and Growth - Sole Sources of Nitrogen

  • NH4 2SO4 +
  • KNO3 -
  • Ethylamine +
  • CadaverineUnknown
  • LysineUnknown

Other

  • Vitamin Free Growth -
  • Cyclohex 100 -
  • Cyclohex 1000 -
  • Glucose Growth 50 -
  • Glucose Growth 60 -
  • Lipolytic -
  • Acid Production -
  • Growth 37 -
  • Growth 40 -
  • Arbutin Hydrolysis +
  • Urease Activity -
  • Starch Production -
  • Acid TolerantWeak/Latent

Genomic Sequence Data

No data