Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Saccharomycetes >>  Order: Saccharomycetales 
 BCRC Number 22789      
 Scientific Name: Candida glabrata

Basionym: Cryptococcus glabratus H.W. Anderson. In H.W. Anderson, J. Infect. Dis. 21: 341-385. 1917.

Candida glabrata (H.W. Anderson) S.A. Mey. & Yarrow., Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 28: 611-615. 1978.

 Description: Growth in glucose-yeast extract-peptone broth: After 3 days at 25°C, the cells are ovoid to ellipsoidal, (1.6-4.8) × (3.2-6.4) µm, single and in pairs, multilateral budding. Growth on glucose-yeast extract-peptone agar: Aerobic growth is cream, smooth, glistening and butyrous, flat with lobed margin. Dalmau plate culture on corn meal agar: After 7 days at 25°C, pseudohyphae and true hyphae are not produced. Formation of ascospores: Ascospores are not formed.

Taiwan, Miaoli: Facultative anaerobically fermented mustard (Fu-Tsai), Nov 1994, BCRC 22789.

 Habitat: Fermented vegetable and fruit juice, Human beings, low pH medium, larvae and wood, calf fetus and concentrated orange juice.

USA, Austria, Finland, Netherlands, UK, South Africa, India, New Zealand and Taiwan.


Yarrow, D and Meyer, SA. 1978.


F. L. Lee

 Note: This species is a minor pathogen of man (Wingard, JR. 1995) and placed in biological safety level 1.