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Growth of Candida famata and Trichosporon cutaneum on uric acid as the sole source of carbon and energy, a hitherto unknown property of yeasts

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Yeast strains capable of utilizing uric acid as the sole source of carbon and energy were isolated from soil by the enrichment culture method. The strains were identified as Candida famata (Harrison) Meyer et Yarrow and Trichosporon cutaneum (De Beurm., Gougerot et Vaucher) Ota. On the subcellular level growth of yeasts on uric acid was accompanied with the development of a number of large microbodies in the cells.

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Middelhoven, W.J., van den Brink, J.A. & Veenhuis, M. Growth of Candida famata and Trichosporon cutaneum on uric acid as the sole source of carbon and energy, a hitherto unknown property of yeasts. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 49, 361–368 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00399316

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Keywords

  • Uric Acid
  • Yeast Strain
  • Culture Method
  • Enrichment Culture
  • Sole Source