Rhodosporidium toruloides ATCC26217 v1.0
Rhodosporidium toruloides ATCC 26217. Image by Morgann Reilly.
Rhodosporidium toruloides ATCC 26217. 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 strain was obtained from the ATCC http://www.atcc.org/.

Reference
Guerritore A, et al. Regulation of isocitrate lyase level in yeast growing on external carbon sources or on lipid reserves. Experientia 25: 131-132, 1969. PubMed: 5815004