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Genus/species (aliases): Saccharomyces exiguous (Candida holmii, anamorph, Cryptococcus holmii, Torula homii, Torulaspora exigua, Torulopsis alactosa, Torulopsis holmii)
Classification: Ascomycete, teleomorph
Cell: reproduce by budding, spherical to ovoid or elongate, often arranged in pairs
Colony: Malt agar: white to cream-colored, shiny and smooth
Liquid Growth: non-flocculent, no pellicle formation, no ring growth.
Ecological Traits: A wild yeast found on plants, fruits and grains.
Produces acid, uses NH4 2SO4 as primary source of Nitrogen.
Role in wine:
Has been reported in wine, but occurrence is rare.
Brocklehurst, T.F., White, C.A. & Dennis, C. The microflora of stored coleslaw and factors affecting the growth of spoilage yeasts in coleslaw. Journal of Applied Bacteriology, 55, 57-63.