Journal of Ocean University of China

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 281–286

Occurrence and diversity of Pichia spp. in marine environments

  • Jing Li
  • Zhenming Chi
  • Xianghong Wang
  • Lin Wang
  • Jun Sheng
  • Fang Gong
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11802-008-0281-0

Cite this article as:
Li, J., Chi, Z., Wang, X. et al. J. Ocean Univ. China (2008) 7: 281. doi:10.1007/s11802-008-0281-0

Abstract

A total of 328 yeast strains from seawater, sediments, mud of salterns, the guts of marine fish and marine algae were obtained. The results of routine identification and molecular methods show that five yeast strains obtained in this study belonged to Pichia spp., including Pichia guilliermondii 1uv-small, Pichia ohmeri YF04d, Pichia fermentans YF12b, Pichia burtonii YF11A and Pichia anomala YF07b. Further studies revealed that Pichia anomala YF07b could produce killer toxin against pathogenic yeasts in crabs while Pichia guilliermondii 1uv-small could produce high activity of extracellular inulinase. It is advisable to test if Pichia ohmeri YF04d obtained in this study is related to central-venous-catheter-associated infection.

Key words

Marine yeastsPichiakiller toxininulinase

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© Science Press, Ocean University of China and Springer-Verlag GmbH 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing Li
    • 1
  • Zhenming Chi
    • 1
  • Xianghong Wang
    • 1
  • Lin Wang
    • 1
  • Jun Sheng
    • 1
  • Fang Gong
    • 1
  1. 1.Unesco Chinese Center of Marine BiotechnologyOcean University of ChinaQingdaoP. R. China