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General information

 Remarks:Lodderomyces elongisporus
Characteristics given by other authors
Cell components include glucose and mannose (Kodama et al. 1978).
Coenzyme Q9 (Yamada et al. 1977).
Mol % of G + C of nuclear DNA: 39.5, 39.8 (Meyer & Phaff 1969).
Chromosome bands: 2 bands reported for 1 strain by Viljoen et al. 1989.
Where found
Brewery in Denmark, soil South in Africa, fruit syrup in Germany, orange-syrup base for soft drink, concentrated orange juice and baby cream in the Netherlands, finger nail in Finland, concentrated orange juice in USA.
Other information
Meyer & Phaff 1972 found very little annealing of DNA from this species with DNA from Candida parapsilosis.
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 Number of ascospores per ascus:1 - 2 
 Asci evanescence:persistent 
 Asci shape:not club shaped 
 Ascospores with gelatinous sheath:no 
 Ascospores with a groove:no 
 Basidia septation:no basidia 
 Basidia shape:no basidia 
 Basidia catenate-solitary:no basidia 
 Teliospores:no teliospores 
 Sexual reproduction:ascomycetous 
Ascospores shape:
hat shaped no
cap shaped no
saturn shaped no
walnut shaped no
conical no
oblong yes
round yes
oval no
smooth yes
rough no
reniform no
allantoid no
needle shaped no
whip like no
cell with cell no
cell with its bud no
clamp connexions no
pseudoclamp connexions no
 Conditions for sporulation:Gorodkowa agar at 25°C 


 Reddish diffusing pigment:not produced 
 Colony margin:other 
Colony colour:
white yes
cream yes
yellowish no
orange no
pink no
red no
buff no
dark brown to black no
Colony appearance:
arachnoid no
farinose no
smooth yes
venose no
warty no
furrowed no
Colony texture:
fluid no
mucoid no
butyrous yes
membranous no
Asexual reproduction:
fission no
budding yes
multilateral budding yes
bipolar budding no
monopolar budding no
sympodial budding no
annellidic (percurrent) budding no
on sterigma no
on denticles no
arthroconidia no
chlamydospores no
endospores no
symmetrical ballistoconidia no
asymmetrical ballistoconidia no
Cell shape:
lemon no
triangular no
lunate no
allantoid no
dumb-bell shaped no
round no
oval yes
cylindrical no
fusiform no


 D-Glucose (F1):positive 
 D-Galactose (F2):weak, delayed 
 Maltose (F3):weak, delayed 
 Me a-D-Glucoside (F4):negative 
 Sucrose (F5):weak, delayed 
 a,a-Trehalose (F6):weak, delayed 
 Melibiose (F7):negative 
 Lactose (F8):negative 
 Cellobiose (F9):negative 
 Melezitose (F10):negative 
 Raffinose (F11):negative 
 Inulin (F12):negative 
 Starch (F13):negative 
 D-Xylose (F14):negative 
  50% D-Glucose (O4):growth 
  60% D-Glucose (O5):weak, delayed growth 
 Starch formation (M1):no 
 Acid acetic production (M2):no 
 Urea hydrolysis (M3):no 
 Diazonium Blue B reaction (M4):negative 
 Methanol (C41):no growth 
 Ethanol (C42):growth 
Yeasts physiological data:
C1 D-Glucose +
C2 D-Galactose +
C3 L-Sorbose +
C4 D-Glucosamine -, +
C5 D-Ribose -, d, w
C6 D-Xylose +, d, w
C7 L-Arabinose -
C8 D-Arabinose -
C9 L-Rhamnose -
C10 Sucrose +
C11 Maltose +
C12 a,a-Trehalose +
C13 Me a-D-Glucoside +
C14 Cellobiose -
C15 Salicin -
C16 Arbutin -
C17 Melibiose -
C18 Lactose -
C19 Raffinose -
C20 Melezitose +
C21 Inulin -
C22 Starch -
C23 Glycerol +
C24 Erythritol -
C25 Ribitol +, d, w
C26 Xylitol -, +
C27 L-Arabinitol -
C28 D-Glucitol +
C29 D-Mannitol +
C30 Galactitol -
C31 myo-Inositol -
C32 D-Glucono-1,5-lactone +, d, w
C33 2-Keto-D-Gluconate +
C34 5-Keto-D-Gluconate +
C35 D-Gluconate +, d, w
C36 D-Glucuronate -
C37 D-Galacturonate -
C38 DL-Lactate -, +
C39 Succinate +, d, w
C40 Citrate +
C43 Propane 1,2 diol -, +
C44 Butane 2,3 diol -, d, w
C45 Quinic acid -
C46 D-glucarate -
C47 D-Galactonate -
C48 Palatinose ?
C49 Levulinate ?
C50 L-Malic acid ?
C51 L-Tartaric acid ?
C52 D-Tartaric acid ?
C53 meso-Tartaric acid ?
C54 Galactaric acid ?
C55 Uric acid ?
C56 Gentobiose ?
C57 Ethylene glycol ?
C58 Tween 40 ?
C59 Tween 60 ?
C60 Tween 80 ?
N1 Nitrate -
N2 Nitrite -
N3 Ethylamine +
N4 L-Lysine +
N5 Cadaverine +
N6 Creatine -
N7 Creatinine -
N8 Glucosamine -
N9 Imidazole -
N10 D-Tryptophan -
N11 D-Proline ?
N12 Putrescine ?
V1 w/o vitamins -, +
V2 w/o myo-Inositol +
V3 w/o Pantothenate +
V4 w/o Biotin -, d, w
V5 w/o Thiamin -, +
V6 w/o Biotin & Thiamin -
V7 w/o Pyridoxine +
V8 w/o Pyridoxine & Thiamin -, +
V9 w/o Niacin +
V10 w/o PABA +
O1 Cycloheximide 0.01% -, +
O2 Cycloheximide 0.1% +
O3 Acetic acid 1% -
O6 10% NaCl +
O7 16% NaCl +, d, w
O8 Growth at pH=3 ?
O9 Growth at pH=9.5 ?
O10 Fluconazole ?
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Temperatures growths tests :
at 4ºC ?
at 12ºC ?
at 15ºC ?
at 18ºC ?
at 21ºC ?
at 25ºC yes
at 30ºC variable
at 35ºC variable
at 37ºC variable
at 40ºC variable
at 42ºC variable
at 45ºC no




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