Rhodosporidium toruloides

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Rhodosporidium toruloides
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R. toruloides
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Rhodosporidium toruloides
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Rhodosporidium toruloides is an oleaginous yeast. It is a red basidiomycete isolated from wood pulp from conifers. Rhodosporidium toruloides has been linked to bovine mastitis, but its epidemiology has not yet been reported.[1] The anamorph associated with the species is Mycotorula rubescens (Saito) Cif. & Redaelli.

It is a good producer for carotenoids and some important enzymes. The yeast is capable of synthesizing fatty acids and could potentially be a source for engineering lipid-production pathways.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spanamberg A, Wünder EA, Brayer Pereira DI, Argenta J, Cavallini Sanches EM, Valente P, Ferreiro L (2008). "Diversity of yeasts from bovine mastitis in Southern Brazil". Revista Iberoamericana De Micologia. 25 (3): 154–6. doi:10.1016/S1130-1406(08)70036-6. PMID 18785784.
  2. ^ Zhu Z, Zhang S, Liu H, Shen H, Lin X, Yang F, Zhou YJ, Jin G, Ye M, Zou H, Zou H, Zhao ZK (2012). "A multi-omic map of the lipid-producing yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides". Nature Communications. 3: 1112. doi:10.1038/ncomms2112. PMC 3493640. PMID 23047670.