Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Sporidiales 
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 Scientific Name: Rhodotorula rubescens

Rhodotorula rubescens Saito) Harrison, Trans. R. Soc. Candida, 3rd Ser. 21, Sect. 5, 341-380, 1927..

 Description: Growth onYM agar: After 7 days at 25℃, streak culture is pink to orange, smooth, glistening and raised. The edge is entire. Growth in YM broth: After 3 days at 25℃, cell are globose or ellipsoidal. Cell size are (2.5-7.0 ×2.0-9.5 μm), single and in pair. Reproduction by multilateral budding. Dalmau plate culture on corn meal agar: After 7 days at 25℃, pseudomycelium is absent.

1401, sea water, Jenbieng, Taitung, Taiwan, July, 1999.

 Habitat: Sea water

Taiwan, Sweden, Japan, USA, Malaysia, Germany, Southern Pacific Ocean, Bahamas.


Fell, JW and Statzell-Statzell, A. 2000.


P. H. Wang

 Note: This species is placed in biological safety level 1. Teleomorph: Rhodosporidium toruloides Banno (1967).