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Candida utilis (Henneberg) Lodder et Kreger-van Rij (ATCC® 9950-MINI-PACK)

Alternate State: Cyberlindnera jadinii (Sartory et al.) Minter, teleomorph  /  Strain Designations: NRRL Y-900 [CBS 5609, CCRC 20325, DSM 2361, IFO 0988, NBRC 0988, NCYC 707, NRCC 2721, VTT C-78085]  /  Product Format: frozen
6 ready-to-use vials of ATCC® 9950™ in glycerol stock

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Deposited As Torulopsis utilis (Henneberg) Lodder
Classification Fungi, Ascomycota, Saccharomycotina, Saccharomycetes, Saccharomycetidae, Saccharomycetales, Candida
Strain Designations NRRL Y-900 [CBS 5609, CCRC 20325, DSM 2361, IFO 0988, NBRC 0988, NCYC 707, NRCC 2721, VTT C-78085]
Alternate State Cyberlindnera jadinii (Sartory et al.) Minter, teleomorph
Application ATCC® 9950-MINI-PACK™ consists of 6 ready-to-use vials of ATCC® 9950™ frozen in 200 µL of glycerol stock, eliminating the need to rehydrate and culture the strain prior to use. Each vial is provided with a 2-D barcode for easy storage and tracking, as well as peel-off labels for fast and reliable recordkeeping.  Learn more about ATCC® MinisDeveloped by the leaders in microbial cultivation and preservation, ATCC® Minis provide a convenient, ready-to-use solution for handling quality control strains. ATCC® Minis are authenticated and backed by ATCC polyphasic testing – ensuring the same consistent and reliable reference materials you’ve come to trust for ATCC Genuine Cultures®. It is easy to ensure the quality of your products with ATCC® Minis – just open, plate, and go!

Accumulates zinc
Assay of antimicrobial agent
Degrades RNA ribonucleic acid
Degrades alfalfa process wastes
Degrades ethyl alcohol ethanol
Degrades pickle process brine
Degrades potato wastes
Degrades rapeseed oil meal
Degrades sauerkraut brine
Produces S-adenosylmethionine
Produces acetaldehyde
Produces ethyl acetate
Produces methionine adenosyltransferase S-adenosylmethionine synthetase
Produces single-cell protein SCP
Quality control strain
Transformation host
Transformation host for expression of carotenogenic genes
Used in Controlled Ecological Life Support Systems (CELSS) for food
Produces adenosyl-D-methionine and adenosyl-2-methylmethionine
Produces high quality edible protein
Conversion of 5'-methylthioadenosine into S-adenosylmethionine
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format frozen
6 ready-to-use vials of ATCC® 9950™ in glycerol stock
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder, store upright
Type Strain no
Preceptrol® no
Genome Sequenced Strain


Cell vacuoles
Genome sequencing strain (KIRIN Holdings Company, Japan)
Medium ATCC® Medium 200: YM agar or YM broth
ATCC® Medium 1245: YEPD
ATCC® Medium 28: Emmons' modification of Sabouraud's agar
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 25°C to 30°C
Atmosphere: Typical aerobic
Name of Depositor NRRL
Special Collection ATCC® Minis
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AJ277098 Candida utilis anc gene for mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier, isoform

Nucleotide (GenBank) : AJ277099 Candida utilis anc gene for mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier, isoform


Lawford GR, et al. Production of high-quality edible protein from Candida yeast grown in continuous culture. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 21: 1163-1174, 1979.

Maul SB, et al. New process for reducing the nucleic acid content of yeast. Nature 228: 181, 1970. PubMed: 5460024

Ohta S, et al. Characterization of a heat-shock process for reduction of the nucleic acid content of Candida utilis. Appl. Microbiol. 22: 415-421, 1971. PubMed: 4330316

Brewer D, et al. The antibiotic activity of cultures from fungal spores collected by a spore trap on permanent pasture. Can. J. Microbiol. 20: 721-729, 1974. PubMed: 4857622

Hang YD, et al. Sauerkraut waste: a favorable medium for cultivating yeasts. Appl. Microbiol. 24: 1007-1008, 1972.

Lawford HG, et al. Hyperaccumulation of zinc-depleted Candida utilis grown in chemostat culture. Can. J. Microbiol. 26: 71-76, 1980. PubMed: 7190863

Armstrong DW, et al. Production of ethyl acetate from dilute ethanol solutions by Candida utilis. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 26: 1038-1041, 1984.

Nakamura KD, Schlenk F. Examination of isolated yeast cell vacuoles for active transport. J. Bacteriol. 118: 314-316, 1974. PubMed: 4362463

. . Trans. ASAE 14: 103-122, 1972.

Stevenson KE, et al. Aerobic fermentations of pickle process brine by Candida utilis. J. Food Sci. 44: 181-185, 1979.

Kondo K, et al. A transformation system for the yeast Candida utilis: use of a modified endogenous ribosomal protein gene as a drug-resistant marker and ribosomal DNA as an integration target for vector DNA. J. Bacteriol. 177: 7171-7177, 1995. PubMed: 8522525

Mudgett RE, et al. Single cell protein recovery from alfalfa process wastes. Trans. ASAE 23: 1590-1594, 1980.

Miura Y, et al. Production of the carotenoids lycopene, beta-carotene, and astaxanthin in the food yeast Candida utilis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 64: 1226-1229, 1998. PubMed: 9546156

Reiser CO. Torula yeast from potato starch wastes. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2: 70-74, 1954.

Irgens RL, Clarke JD. Production of single-cell protein by the cultivation of yeast in anaerobic digester supernatant supplemented with carbohydrates. Eur. J. Appl. Microbiol. 2: 231-241, 1976.

Riviere J, et al. Production de proteines microbiennes a partir de mouture de ble. Ann. Technol. Agric. 27: 585-607, 1978.

Phillipchuk GE, Jackson H. Rapeseed oil meal as a nitrogenous substrate for microbial fermentation. J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 25: 117-125, 1979.

Armstrong DW, et al. Production of acetaldehyde from ethanol by Candida utilis. Biotechnol. Lett. 6: 183-188, 1984.

Peterson GR. Reproducible analyses of microbial food for advanced life support systems. Enzyme Microb. Technol. 10: 586-592, 1988.

Schlenk F, et al. Biosynthesis of adenosyl-D-methionine and adenosyl-2-methylmethionine by Candida utilis. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 187: 191-196, 1978. PubMed: 566086

Shapiro SK, Schlenk F. Conversion of 5'-methylthioadenosine into S-adenosylmethionine by yeast cells. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 633: 176-180, 1980. PubMed: 7193054

Holcomb ER, Shapiro SK. Assay and regulation of S-adenosylmethionine synthetase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida utilis. J. Bacteriol. 121: 267-271, 1975. PubMed: 1090572

Moreton RS. Growth of Candida utilis on enzymatically hydrolyzed potato waste. J. Appl. Bacteriol. 44: 373-382, 1978.

VITEK 2 YST Comprehensive QC Set. bioMerieux.

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