Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Saccharomycetes >>  Order: Saccharomycetales 
 BCRC Number 20485     22341     22787      
 Scientific Name: Candida tropicalis

Basionym: Oidium tropicale Castell. In Castell., Br. Med. J. 2: 868-869. 1910.

Candida tropicalis (Castell.) Berkhout, De schimmelgeslachten Monilia, Oidium, Oospora en Torula, Thesis. Ueiversity of Utrecht. 1923.

 Description: Growth in glucose-yeast extract-peptone broth: After 3 days at 25°C, the cells are spheroidal and short-spheroidal, ellipsoidal, cylindrical, (3.2-8.0) × (4.0-8.8) µm, single, in pairs, multilateral budding. Growth on glucose-yeast extract-peptone agar: Aerobic growth is cream, smooth, butyrous, soft, glistening and convex with fringed border. Dalmau plate culture on corn meal agar: After 7 days at 25°C, pseudohyphae consist of branched chains of cylindrical cells with blastoconidia formed singly or in verticals. Septate hyphae are usually present. Formation of ascospores: Ascospores are not formed.

Taiwan, Miaoli: Facultative anaerobically fermented mustard (Fu-Tsai), Oct 1994, BCRC 22787. Taiwan, Chiayi City: Fermented star-fruit juice, May 1991, BCRC 22341. Taiwan, Taipei: National Taiwan University, Dec 1999, BCRC 20485.

 Habitat: Human beings, fermentation products, nail, blood, vats fodder yeasts, hydrocarbons, soil, water, sakura-miso, flower, sauerkraut, sprue, blackstrap molasses, and rotten pineapple.

Austria, Egypt, Italy, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, France, Japan, Finland, USA, India, and Taiwan.


Berkhout, CM. 1923.


F. L. Lee

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