Leucosporidium fellii sp. nov., a basidiomycetous yeast that degrades L(+)-tartaric acid

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 1989;55(2):133-41. doi: 10.1007/BF00404753.


A new species of basidiomycetous yeast Leucosporidium fellii was isolated from soil in Portugal on a selective L(+)-tartaric acid medium. This yeast is self-sporulating but forms dikaryotic hyphae with clamp connections and is presumably homothallic. It differs from the type strain of Leucosporidium scottii in its life cycle, assimilation pattern and guanine-cytosine content and from the other described Leucosporidium species by additional characteristics.

MeSH terms

  • Basidiomycota / growth & development
  • Basidiomycota / isolation & purification
  • Basidiomycota / metabolism*
  • Culture Media
  • Soil Microbiology*
  • Tartrates / metabolism*


  • Culture Media
  • Tartrates
  • tartaric acid