Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 197–201 | Cite as

Characteristics delimiting the genusPichia Hansen

  • J. Santa María


It is confirmed that asci with more than four spores are formed by strains ofPichia membranaefaciens, P. pseudopolymorpha andP. terricola. In view of this it is suggested that the diagnosis of the genusPichia should be amended.

Tomato extract proved a more favourable medium for pellicle formation than malt extract.


Ascus Malt Extract Tomato Extract Pellicle Formation Favourable Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Santa María
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  1. 1.Sección de BioquímicaInstituto Nacional de Investigaciones AgronómicasMadridSpain

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