Exophiala alcalophila ATCC 48519 v1.0
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Exophiala alcalophila ATCC 48519. Image by Morgann Reilly.
Exophiala alcalophila ATCC 48519. Image by Morgann Reilly.

Exophiala alcalophila ATCC 48519 is a black melanin producing black yeast. The strain was isolated from soil in Japan and can grow under alkaline conditions and on a wide range of carbon sources. The strain was obtained from the ATCC http://www.atcc.org/.

Reference
Goto S, et al. Exophiala alcalophila, a new black, yeast-like hyphomycete with an accompanying Phaeococcomyces alcalophilus morph, and its physiological characteristics. Trans. Mycol. Soc. Jpn. 22: 429-439, 1981.