Torulopsis bacarum, Torulopsis pustula and Torulopsis multis-gemmis sp. nov., three new yeasts from soft fruit

J Gen Microbiol. 1975 Jan;86(1):1-11. doi: 10.1099/00221287-86-1-1.


Three new species of yeasts isolated from fresh soft fruit are described. Torulopsis pustula was isolated from blackcurrants, Torulopsis bacarum from blackcurrants, strawberries and raspberries, and Torulopsis multis-gemmis from raspberries. All differ from known species in the test substrates they utilize. In addition, cells of Torulopsis pustula often form a bulbous projection near their apices from which budding takes place. These buds are frequently pear- or heart-shaped.

MeSH terms

  • Aerobiosis
  • Anaerobiosis
  • Candida / classification*
  • Candida / cytology
  • Candida / metabolism
  • Fermentation
  • Food Microbiology*
  • Fruit*
  • Microscopy, Phase-Contrast