Kluyveromyces marxianus

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Kluyveromyces marxianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Subphylum: Saccharomycotina
Class: Saccharomycetes
Order: Saccharomycetales
Family: Saccharomycetaceae
Genus: Kluyveromyces
Species: K. marxianus
Binomial name
Kluyveromyces marxianus
Van der Walt, 1971[1]
Synonyms

Kluyveromyces fragilis
Kluyveromyces cicerisporus
Candida pseudotropicalis
Candida kefyr

Kluyveromyces marxianus is a species of yeast in the genus Kluyveromyces, and is the sexual form (teleomorph) of Candida kefyr. K. marxianus is used commercially to produce the lactase enzyme similar to the use of other fungi such as those in the genus Aspergillus.[2]

It is produced as a nutritional yeast and bonding agent for fodder and pet food, and as a source of ribonucleic acid in pharmaceuticals.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Van der Walt, Bothalia 10(3): 418 (1971)
  2. ^ I. Seyis and N. Aksoz: Production of Lactase by Trichoderma sp., Food Technol. Biotechnol. 42 (2) 121–124 (2004)Free text.
  3. ^ http://www.biocel.cz/e_html/products/fodder.html

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