Komagataella pastoris (Guilliermond) Yamada et al. (ATCC® 28485)

Strain Designations: CBS 704 [CCRC 21531, DSMZ 70382, JCM 3650, NCYC 175, NRRL Y-1603]  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Deposited As Pichia pastoris (Guilliermond) Phaff
Strain Designations CBS 704 [CCRC 21531, DSMZ 70382, JCM 3650, NCYC 175, NRRL Y-1603]
Degrades ethyl alcohol ethanol
Degrades hydrogen peroxide
Produces acetaldehyde
Produces alcohol oxidase
Produces single-cell protein SCP
Produces single-cell protein from oxygenated hydrocarbons
Produces natural flavor aldehydes
Converts ethanol to acetaldehyde
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 (Institute for Applied Microbiology, University of Natural Ressources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Morphology After 3 days cells are spheroidal to ovoidal, and occur singly or in pairs.  Growth is cream-colored, dull to faintly glistening and butyrous.
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
Sequenced Data
18S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence; internal transcribed spacer 1, 5.8S ribosomal RNA gene, and internal transcribed spacer 2, complete sequence; and 26S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence


D1D2 region of the 26S ribosomal RNA gene


Morphology After 3 days cells are spheroidal to ovoidal, and occur singly or in pairs.  Growth is cream-colored, dull to faintly glistening and butyrous.
Name of Depositor CBS
Chain of Custody
ATCC <-- CBS <-- A Guilliermond
Exudate of oak; France
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : JQ070155 D1/D2 region of 28S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KU729078 ITS including 5.8S rRNA gene

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CABH00000000 Komagataella pastoris DSMZ 70382, whole genome shotgun sequencing project


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Duff SJ, Murray WD. Oxidation of benzyl alcohol by whole cells of Pichia pastoris and by alcohol oxidase in aqueous and nonaqueous reaction media. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 34: 153-159, 1989.

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Duff SJ, Murray WD. Production of flavor aldehydes using nongrowing whole cells of Pichia pastoris. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 542: 428-433, 1988.

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Murray WD, Duff SJB. Metabolism of hydrogen peroxide by Pichia pastoris. Agric. Biol. Chem. 54: 1967-1974, 1990.

Phaff HJ. A proposal for amendment of the diagnosis of the genus Pichia Hansen. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 22: 113-116, 1956.

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Kurtzman CP. Komagataella populi sp. nov. and Komagataella ulmi sp. nov., two new methanol assimilating yeasts from exudates of deciduous trees. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 101: 859-868, 2012. PubMed: 22302468

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Kurtzman CP. Biotechnological strains of Komagataella (Pichia) pastoris are Komagataella phaffii as determined from multigene sequence analysis. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 36: 1435-1438, 2009. PubMed: 19760441

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