Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Saccharomycetes >>  Order: Saccharomycetales 
 BCRC Number 22304      
 Scientific Name: Candida famata var. famata

Candida famata (Harrison) S.A. Mey. & Yarrow var. famata, Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 28: 611-615. 1978.

Basionym: Torulopsis famata (Harrison) Lodder & Kreger, The Yeasts. A Taxonomic Study. North-Holland, Amsterdam. 1952.

 Description: Growth in glucose-yeast extract-peptone broth: After 3 days at 25°C, the cells are globose to ellipsoidal, (2.4-4.8) × (2.4-6.4) µm, single, and in pairs, multilateral budding. Growth on glucose-yeast extract-peptone agar: Aerobic growth is white, butyrous, smooth, glistening and convex with entire margin. Dalmau plate culture on corn meal agar: After 7 days at 25°C, primary pseudohyphae are formatted. Formation of ascospores: Ascospores are not formed.

Taiwan, Yilan: Hot spring water, Jan 1991, BCRC 22304 (variety famata).

 Habitat: Hot spring water.

New Zealand, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Russia, France, Netherlands, UK, USA, Australia, Sweden, South Africa, Germany, Spain, and Taiwan.


Yarrow, D and Meyer, SA. 1978; Nakase, T and Suzuki, M. 1985.


F. L. Lee

 Note: The variety flareri can be physiologically distinguished from the variety famata only by maximum growth temperature. The maximum growth temperature of the variety flareri is 35-37°C, whereas that of the variety famata is 29-31°C. Telemorph of variety famata was Debaryomyces hansenii (Zopf) Lodder & Kreger. var. hansenii (1952). Telemorph 5of variety flareri was Debaryomyces hansenii (Zopf) Lodder & Kreger. var. fabryi (1952).