Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous Golubev (ATCC® 96594)

Strain Designations: CBS 6938 [CCRC 22365, SzMC 1456, VKM Y-2793]  /  Product Format: frozen

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Deposited As Phaffia rhodozyma Miller et al., anamorph
Strain Designations CBS 6938 [CCRC 22365, SzMC 1456, VKM Y-2793]
Synonym Phaffia rhodozyma Miller et al.
produces astaxanthin
Biosafety Level 1

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Product Format frozen
Type Strain no
Preceptrol® no
Medium ATCC® Medium 323: Malt agar medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 20.0°C
Sequenced Data
No DNA sequencing was performed in house on this product.
Name of Depositor C Vagvolgyi
Special Collection NCRR Contract
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--C Vagvolgyi<<--CBS 6938 <<--- O. Turpeinen
birch sap, Betula sp., Finland
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF166258 dendrorhous epoxide hydrolase (EPH1) gene, complete cds

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF139637 28S ribosomal RNA gene, and 28S-5S ribosomal RNA intergenic spacer 1, partial sequence

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AF139632 internal transcribed spacer 1, 5.8S ribosomal RNA gene, and internal transcribed spacer 2, complete sequence


Glasel JA. Simple method for obtaining chromosomal DNA for orthogonal field alternation Gel electrophoresis analysis from Phaffia rhodozyma. BioTechniques 18: 64-65, 1995.

Nagy A, et al. Electrophoretic karyotypes of Phaffia rhodozyma strains. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 123: 315-318, 1994.

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

Visser H, et al. Isolation and characterization of the epoxide hydrolase-encoding gene from Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 65: 5459-5463, 1999. PubMed: 10584004

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