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[Lecithinase activity of various yeast strains].

Authors
  • Zviagintseva, I S
  • Pitriuk, I S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Mikrobiologiia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1975
Volume
44
Issue
6
Pages
1119–1121
Identifiers
PMID: 1240575
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The activity of lecithinase was studied among 50 yeast strains belonging to the genera Rhodotorula Harrison, Cryptococcus Kütz, and Lipomyces Lodder et Kreger van Rij. The maximum activity of lecithinase is typical of epiphyte yeast strains belonging to the genus Rhodotorula and is not manifested by species of the henus Lipomyces which inhabit soil. Strains of the genus Cryptococcus cannot be distinctly differentiated into soil and epiphyte cultures, and occupy an intermediate position by the activity of lecithinase.

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