Sporopachydermia lactativora

Ascomycota, Saccharomycetales, Dipodascaceae. Genus: SPOROPACHYDERMIA

Sporopachydermia lactativora (Fell & Phaff) Rodrigues de Miranda

Colony characteristics

Colonies (YMA, 3 d, 25°C) butyrous, white to cream colored, glistening.

Microscopy

Budding cells ellipsoidal to elongate, 4-6 × 2-4 μm, occurring singly, in pairs or in small groups. Pseudomycelium absent. Heterothallic. Cells after mating containing 1-4 spherical ascospores with a thick, smooth wall and an oil droplet inside. Spores liberated at maturity, agglutinating.

Pathogenicity

RG-1, BSL-1. Al Dallal et al. (2021) reported a pulmonary infection in a drug abuser.

Nomenclature

Cryptococcus lactativorus Fell & Phaff – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 33: 469, 1967 ≡ Candida lactativora (Fell & Phaff) Golubev – Yeast Newsletter 26(2): 4, 1977 ≡ Sporopachydermia lactativora Rodrigues de Miranda – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 44: 44, 1978; type strain: CBS 6192 = ATCC 32043 = CCRC 21448 = DBVPG 6785 = IFO 10565 = NRRL Y-11591 (MT a) × CBS 5771 = ATCC 22026 = CCRC 21491 = DBVPG 6118 = IFO 1867 = NRRL Y-6967 (MT α); diploid strain CBS 6989.