Rhodosporidium toruloides APA 2687 v1.0
Please note that this organism is for archival use only. Please see the current Rhodosporidium toruloides IFO0880 v3.0 site for the latest data and information.
Rhodosporidium toruloides APA 2687. Image by Morgann Reilly.
Rhodosporidium toruloides APA 2687. Image by Morgann Reilly.

Rhodosporidium toruloides is a nonpathogenic, red-colored basidiomycetous fungus. It is an oleaginous yeast that can accumulate lipids over 70% of its dry cell weight. Under low nitrogen growth conditions, it accumulates lipids and carotenoids.  The strains APA 2687 or IFO0880 was obtained from NBRC culture collection (http://www.nbrc.nite.go.jp).