Pichia guilliermondii

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Pichia guilliermondii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Subphylum: Saccharomycotina
Class: Saccharomycetes
Order: Saccharomycetales
Family: Saccharomycetaceae
Genus: Pichia
Species: P. guilliermondii
Binomial name
Pichia guilliermondii

Candida guilliermondii

Pichia guilliermondii is a species of yeast of the genus Pichia whose asexual or anamorphic form is known as Candida guilliermondii.

Candida guilliermondii has been isolated from numerous human infections, mostly of cutaneous origin, if only from immunesuppresed patients . C. guilliermondii has also been isolated from normal skin and in sea water, faeces of animals, fig wasps, buttermilk, leather, fish and beer.


Candida guilliermondii colonies are flat, moist, smooth, and cream to yellow in color on Sabouraud dextrose agar. It does not grow on the surface when inoculated into Sabouraud broth. On cornmeal tween 80 agar and at 25 °C after 72 h, it produces clusters of small blastospores along the pseudohyphae and particularly at septal points. Pseudohyphae are short and few in number

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  1. ^ J. Bacteriol. 92: 1269 (1966)

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