Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Saccharomycetes >>  Order: Saccharomycetales 
 BCRC Number 22794      
 Scientific Name: Candida silvae

Candida silvae Vidal-Leir. & Uden., Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 33: 341-344. 1963.

 Description: Growth in glucose-yeast extract-peptone broth: After 3 days at 25°C, the cells are ellipsoidal, (2.0-5.0) × (2.0-6.0) µm, single and in pairs, multilateral budding. Growth on glucose-yeast extract-peptone agar: Aerobic growth is cream, butyrous, smooth, glistening and convex with entire margin. Dalmau plate culture on corn meal agar: After 7 days at 25°C, primary pseudohyphae are found. Formation of ascospores: Ascospores are not formed.

Taiwan, Taichung: Soil of star-fruit orchard, Aug 1993, BCRC 22794.

 Habitat: Yeast cake, vagina, sputum, horse intestine and soil.

Russia, Germany, France, Netherlands, Finland and Taiwan.


Vidal-Leiria, M and van Uden, N. 1963.


F. L. Lee

 Note: This species is placed in biological safety level 1.