Meyerozyma guilliermondii (Wickerham) Kurtzman et M. Suzuki (ATCC® 46036)

Strain Designations: NRRL Y-2075 [CBS 2030, CCRC 21697, CCRC 22093, IFO 10106, NCYC 443]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Pichia guilliermondii Wickerham
Strain Designations NRRL Y-2075 [CBS 2030, CCRC 21697, CCRC 22093, IFO 10106, NCYC 443]
Ferments arabinose L-arabinose
Produces L-arabitol
Produces alpha-galactosidase
Produces lipase
Produces lipases active at pH 9.0 at 60°C
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


Mating Type Mates with ATCC® 58070™
Mitochondrial genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 28: Emmons' modification of Sabouraud's agar
ATCC® Medium 200: YM agar or YM broth
ATCC® Medium 1245: YEPD
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 24°C to 26°C
Atmosphere: Typical aerobic
Name of Depositor NRRL
Insect frass on American elm, Ulmus americana, Peoria, IL

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Valach M, et al. Evolution of linear chromosomes and multipartite genomes in yeast mitochondria. Nucleic Acids Res. 39: 4202-4219, 2011. PubMed: 21266473

Kurtzman CP, Suzuki M. Phylogenetic analysis of ascomycete yeasts that form coenzyme Q-9 and the proposal of the new genera Babjeviella, Meyerozyma, Millerozyma, Priceomyces, and Scheffersomyces. Mycoscience 51: 2-14, 2010.

Nguyen HV, Gaillardin C, Neuveglise C. Differentiation of Debaryomyces hansenii and Candida famata by rRNA gene intergenic spacer fingerprinting and reassessment of phylogenetic relationships among D. hansenii, C. famata, D. fabryi, C. flareri (=D. subglobosus) and D. prosopidis: description of D. vietnamensis sp. nov. closely related to D. nepalensis. FEMS Yeast Res. 9: 641-662, 2009. PubMed: 19385997

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Tsui CK, et al. Re-examining the phylogeny of clinically relevant Candida species and allied genera based on multigene analyses. FEMS Yeast Res. 8: 651-659, 2008. PubMed: 18248416

Diezmann S, et al. Phylogeny and evolution of medical species of Candida and related taxa: a multigenic analysis. J Clin Microbiol 42: 5624-5635, 2004. PubMed: 15583292

Daniel HM, Meyer W. Evaluation of ribosomal RNA and actin gene sequences for the identification of ascomycetous yeasts. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 86: 61-78, 2003. PubMed: 12892922

Saha BC, Bothast RJ. Production of L-arabitol for L-arabinose by Candida entomaea and Pichia guilliermondii. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 45: 299-306, 1996.

Hou CT. pH dependence and thermostability of lipases from cultures from the ARS Culture Collection. J. Ind. Microbiol. 13: 242-248, 1994.

Billon-Grand G. A new ascosporogenous yeast genus: Yamadazyma gen. nov.. Mycotaxon 35: 201-204, 1989.

Meyers SP, Church FC Jr.. Alpha-galactosidase from Pichia guilliermondii. Mycologia 72: 279-287, 1980.

Church FC, et al. Isolation and characterization of alpha-galactosidase from Pichia guilliermondii. Dev. Ind. Microbiol. 21: 339-348, 1980.

Wickerham LJ. Validation of the species Pichia guilliermondii. J. Bacteriol. 92: 1269, 1966. PubMed: 5926749

Wickerham LJ, Burton KA. A clarification of the relationship of Candida guilliermondii to other yeasts by a study of their mating types. J. Bacteriol. 68: 594-597, 1954. PubMed: 13211564

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