Rhodotorula mucilaginosa ATCC58901 v1.0
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Rhodotorula mucilaginosa ATCC 58901. Image by Morgann Reilly.
Rhodotorula mucilaginosa ATCC 58901. Image by Morgann Reilly.

Rhodotorula mucilaginosa ATCC 58901 is a red-colored basidiomycetous fungus that produces carotenoids. It was isolated from decayed, fallen Eucryphia cordifolia, Chile and can grow on a wide range of carbon sources. The strain was obtained from the ATCC http://www.atcc.org/.

Reference
Ramirez C, Gonzalez A. Rhodotorula grinbergsii sp. nov. isolated from decayed wood in the evergreen rainy Valdivian forest of southern Chile. Mycopathologia 88: 51-53, 1984.