Physiological and DNA characterization of Candida maltosa, a hydrocarbon-utilizing yeast

Arch Microbiol. 1975 Aug 28;104(3):225-31. doi: 10.1007/BF00447328.


Selected yeast classified as Candida sake van Uden et Buckley were examined for their physiological, morphological and immunological properties and their DNA relatedness. Candida maltosa Komagata, Nakase et Katsuya is herein recognized as a species separate from C. sake, Candida maltosa was distinguished from C. sake and from C. tropicalis by insignificant DNA reassociation. In addition, C. maltosa was distinguished from C. sake by its higher maximal growth temperature and lower guanine plus cytosine content of its DNA and from C. tropicalis by its failure to utilize soluble starch for growth and its resistance to cycloheximide. The species C. cloacae and C. subtropicalis are placed in synonymy with C. maltosa.

MeSH terms

  • Alkanes / metabolism
  • Antigens, Fungal / analysis
  • Candida / classification*
  • Candida / immunology
  • Candida / metabolism
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Cross Reactions
  • Cytosine Nucleotides / analysis
  • DNA / analysis
  • Epitopes
  • Fermentation
  • Guanine Nucleotides / analysis
  • Nucleic Acid Renaturation
  • Temperature
  • Vitamins / metabolism


  • Alkanes
  • Antigens, Fungal
  • Cytosine Nucleotides
  • Epitopes
  • Guanine Nucleotides
  • Vitamins
  • DNA