Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Saccharomycetes >>  Order: Saccharomycetales 
 BCRC Number 22536     22244     22566      
 Scientific Name: Debaryomyces hansenii var. fabryi

Basionym: Debaryomyces fabryii Ota. In Ota, Dermatol. Woch. 78: 284-289. 1924.

Debaryomyces hansenii var. fabryi (Zopf) Lodder & Kreger (Ota) Nakase & Suzuki, J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 31: 71-86. 1985.

 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: Culture on Kleyn’s medium after 7 days at 20°C, conjugation between a cell and its bud precedes ascus formation. One spheroidal spore is formed per ascus.

Taiwan, Yilan: Soil of carambola orchard, Apr 1991, BCRC 22536, BCRC 22566. Taiwan, Hsinchu: Exudate of Acacia confusa, Dec 1990, BCRC 22244.

 Habitat: Exudate of Acacia confusa and soil.

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


Lodder, J and Kreger-van Rij, NJW. 1952; Nakase, T and Suzuki, M. 1985.


F. L. Lee

 Note: The variety fabryi can be physiologically distinguished from the variety hansenii only by maximum growth temperature. The maximum growth temperature of the variety fabryi is 35-37°C, whereas that of the variety hansenii is 29-31°C. Anamorph of variety hansenii was Candida famata (Harrison) S.A. Mey. & Yarrow var. famata (1978). Anamorph of variety fabryi was Candida famata (Harrison) S.A. Mey. & Yarrow var. flareri (1978).