Candida antarctica

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Candida antarctica
Scientific classification
C. antarctica
Binomial name
Candida antarctica
(Goto, Sugiy. & Iizuka) Kurtzman, M.J. Smiley, C.J. Johnson & M.J. Hoffman 1983

Candida antarctica is a yeast species in the genus Candida.

Candida antarctica is a source of industrially important lipases.[1] Immobilized Candida antarctica lipase can be used to catalyze the regioselective acylation of flavonoids[2] or the direct acetylation with phenolic acids.[3]


  1. ^ Raza, S; Fransson, L; Hult, K (2001). "Enantioselectivity in Candida antarctica lipase B: A molecular dynamics study". Protein Science. 10 (2): 329–338. doi:10.1110/ps.33901. PMC 2373953. PMID 11266619.
  2. ^ Passicos, E; Santarelli, X; Coulon, D (2004). "Regioselective acylation of flavonoids catalyzed by immobilized Candida antarctica lipase under reduced pressure". Biotechnology Letters. 26 (13): 1073–6. doi:10.1023/B:BILE.0000032967.23282.15. PMID 15218382.
  3. ^ Stevenson, David E.; Wibisono, Reginald; Jensen, Dwayne J.; Stanley, Roger A.; Cooney, Janine M. (2006). "Direct acylation of flavonoid glycosides with phenolic acids catalysed by Candida antarctica lipase B (Novozym 435®)". Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 39 (6): 1236–1241. doi:10.1016/j.enzmictec.2006.03.006.

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