Cryptococcus adeliensis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Cryptococcus adeliensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Tremellomycetes
Order: Tremellales
Family: Tremellaceae
Genus: Cryptococcus
Species: C.  adeliensis
Binomial name
Cryptococcus adeliensis

Cryptococcus adeliensis is a species of Cryptococcus that when plated on agar produces colonies that are cream colored, with a smooth, glossy appearance. The colonies frequently appear to have a soft texture. The optimal growth range for this species is at 25 degrees Celsius. Cryptococcus adeliensis is incapable of fermentation, as is typical of the Cryptococcus species. This species is able to use sucrose, maltose, cellbiose, trehalose, raffinose, citrate, inositol ethanol, soluble starch, melezitose, xylitol, saccharate, salicin as well as many other compounds as sole carbon sources. Cryptococcus adeliensis is able to use nitrate, nitrite and cadaverine, a protein created when animals decay which produces the putrid smell associated with said decay, as sources of Nitrogen. This species forms starch as it grows. Cryptococcus adeliensis also grows on 0.01% cycloheximide. [1]


  1. ^ Cryptococcus adeliensis sp. nov., a xylanase producing basidiomycetous yeast from Antarctica. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. Scorzetti et al. (2000), 77, pages 153-157

External links[edit]