Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous Golubev (ATCC® 24230)

Strain Designations: UCD 67-385  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Phaffia rhodozyma Miller et al., anamorph
Strain Designations UCD 67-385
Synonym Phaffia rhodozyma Miller et al.
produces astaxanthin
produces carotenoids
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
Type Strain no
Preceptrol® no
contains dsRNA and virus-like particles
transformation host
Medium ATCC® Medium 200: YM agar or YM broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 20.0°C
Name of Depositor HJ Phaff
Betula tauschii, Kiso, Japan
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF139635 28S ribosomal RNA gene, and 28S-5S ribosomal RNA intergenic spacer 1, partial sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF139630 internal transcribed spacer 1, 5.8S ribosomal RNA gene, and internal transcribed spacer 2, complete sequence


Johnson EA, et al. Processes for in vivo production of astaxanthin and Phaffia rhodozyma yeast of enhanced astaxanthin content. US Patent 5,356,809 dated Oct 18 1994

. . Biotechnol. Tech. 9: 509-512, 1995.

Castillo A, Cifuentes V. Presence of double-stranded RNA and virus-like particles in Phaffia rhodozyma. Curr. Genet. 26: 364-368, 1994. PubMed: 7882432

Miller MW, et al. Phaffia, a new yeast genus in the Deuteromycotina (Blastomycetes). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 26: 286-291, 1976.

Johnson EA, Schroeder WA. Antioxidant role of carotenoids in Phaffia rhodozyma. J. Gen. Microbiol. 139: 907-912, 1993.

Schroeder WA, Johnson EA. Carotenoids protect Phaffia rhodozyma against singlet oxygen damage. J. Ind. Microbiol. 14: 502-507, 1995.

Fell JW, Blatt GM. Separation of strains of the yeasts Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous and Phaffia rhodozyma based on rDNA IGS and ITS sequence analysis. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 23: 677-681, 1999. PubMed: 10455500

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