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Pseudozyma tsukubaensis (Onishi) Boekhout (ATCC® 24555)

Strain Designations: 18-4-1 [CBS 6389, IFO 1940, IGC 4855, NBRC 1940, NCYC 1510, NRRL Y-7792]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Candida tsukubaensis Onishi
Strain Designations 18-4-1 [CBS 6389, IFO 1940, IGC 4855, NBRC 1940, NCYC 1510, NRRL Y-7792]
Produces alpha-glucosidase maltase
Produces glucoamylase
Produces lipase
Produces thermostable, nonspecific lipase
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Type Strain yes
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Comments Genome sequencing strain (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Name of Depositor H Onishi
Flower, Japan
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : MAIP00000000 Pseudozyma tsukubaensis strain NBRC 1940, whole genome shotgun sequencing project


Ishii M. Thermally stable and positionally non-specific lipase isolated from Candida. US Patent 5,273,898 dated Dec 28 1993

Onishi H. Candida tsukubaensis sp. n.. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 38: 365-367, 1972. PubMed: 4538628

Kinsella BT, et al. Molecular cloning and characterization of a Candida tsukubaensis alpha-glucosidase gene in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Curr. Genet. 20: 45-52, 1991. PubMed: 1934116

Kinsella BT, et al. Primary structure and processing of the Candida tsukubaensis alpha- glucosidase. Homology with the rabbit intestinal sucrase-isomaltase complex and human lysosomal alpha-glucosidase. Eur. J. Biochem. 202: 657-664, 1991. PubMed: 1761061

De Mot R, et al. Purification and characterization of an extracellular glucoamylase from the yeast Candida tsukubaensis. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 51: 275-287, 1985. PubMed: 3937490

Sugita T, et al. The first isolation of ustilaginomycetous anamorphic yeasts, Pseudozyma species, from patients' blood and a description of two new species: P. parantarctica and P. thailandica. Microbiol Immunol 47: 183-190, 2003. PubMed: 12725287

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