Candida humilis

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Candida humilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Saccharomycetes
Order: Saccharomycetales
Family: Saccharomycetaceae
Genus: Candida
Species: C. humilis
Binomial name
Candida humilis
(E.E.Nel & Van der Walt) S.A.Mey. & Yarrow (1978)
  • Torulopsis humilis E.E.Nel & Van der Walt (1968)
  • Torulopsis acidi-lactici Nakase, Komag. & Konishi (1977)
  • Candida milleri Yarrow (1978)[1]

Candida humilis is a species of yeast in the genus Candida. It commonly occurs in sourdough and kefir cultures, along with different species of lactic acid bacteria (e.g., Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus paralimentarius, Lactobacillus plantarum, and Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis).[3][4]


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