Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 83–89 | Cite as

Cytological and chemical changes in cell walls ofRhodotorula gracilis

III. Characteristics and life cycle of the yeast
  • A. Kocková-Kratochvílová
  • Z. Holak


The phenotype and genotype of six strains of the genusRhodotorula Harrison and of one strain of the genusCryptococcus Phaff et Fell, with anomalous thickening of cell walls were investigated. The present studies showed that the strains investigated represent different stages of the life cycles of the genusRhodosporidium Banno. The anomalous thickening of the cell walls can be explained by extreme conditions resulting in the formation of surviving forms (teliospores, chlamydospores).


Mating Type Tartaric Acid Arbutin Clamp Connection Ribitol 
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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Springer Dordrecht 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kocková-Kratochvílová
    • 1
    • 2
  • Z. Holak
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of ChemistrySlovak Academy of SciencesBratislava
  2. 2.Institute of MicrobiologyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPrague 4

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