Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 74, Issue 4, pp 237–243

Candida arabinofermentans, a new L-arabinose fermenting yeast

  • C.P. Kurtzman
  • B.S. Dien

DOI: 10.1023/A:1001799607871

Cite this article as:
Kurtzman, C. & Dien, B. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek (1998) 74: 237. doi:10.1023/A:1001799607871


Candida arabinofermentans (type strain NRRL YB-2248, CBS 8468), a new yeast that ferments the pentose L-arabinose, is described. The three known strains of this new species were isolated from insect frass of pine and larch trees in the U.S. Phylogenetic analysis of nucleotide sequences from the D1/D2 domain of large subunit (26S) ribosomal DNA places C. arabinofermentans among the methanol-assimilating yeasts and most closely related to Candida ovalis. Strains of the new species produce 0.7-1.9 g/l ethanol from L-arabinose.

L-arabinose fermentationmolecular systematicsnew Candidaribosomal DNA

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • C.P. Kurtzman
    • 1
  • B.S. Dien
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbial Properties Research Unit, Fermentation Biochemistry Research UnitNational Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of AgriculturePeoriaUSA