Mycological Characteristics of Nine Unrecorded Yeasts from Flowers in the Orchard of Yesan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do and Hanbat Arboretum in Daejeon City, Korea

Sang-Min Han   Se-Hee Hyun   Ja-Won Shin   Ha-Kun Kim   Jong-Soo  Lee   


Six unrecorded yeasts, Cryptococcus festucosus 41-3, Cryptococcus heveanensis 56-4, Debaryomyces nepalensis 95-4, Issatchenkia occidentalis 142-1, Dioszegia zsoltii 39-1, and Kwoniella europala 47-2 were screened from 108 yeasts isolated from flowers and fruits in orchards of Yesan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea. The morphological and cultural characteristics of these unrecorded yeasts were investigated. They had various shapes, including ellipsoidal, globose, and oval, and also had budding mode in vegetable reproduction, except I. occidentalis 142-1 (fission mode). K. europaea 47-2 only formed pseudomy- celium. D. zsoliti 39-1 did not grow in yeast extract-malt extract medium, potato dextrose medium, and vitamin-free medium. C. festucosus 41-3 grew well in 5% NaCl-containing yeast extract-peptone-dextrose medium and had a growth pH range of 7.0~ 10.0. Three unrecorded yeasts Ogataea polymorpha HB45-1, Rhodotonula hinnulla HB62-2, and Cryptococcus rajasthanensis HB80-4 were screened from 51 yeasts isolated from flowers in Hanbat arboretum in Daejeon city, Korea. They were globose in shape and did not form pseudomycelium. In addition, O. polymorpha HB45-1 and C. rajasthanensis HB80-4 had budding mode in vegetable reproduction. All of them grew well in vitamin-free medium and C. rajasthanesis HB80-4 also grew in 50% glucose and 5% NaCl-containing YPD medium.


This study was funded by the project on survey and excavation of Korean indigenous species of NIBR under the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea.

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