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Molnar, O., Schatzmayr, G., Fuchs, E., Prillinger, H..
(2004): Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans sp. nov., a new yeast species useful in biological detoxification of various mycotoxinsSystem.
Appl. Microbiol., 27, 661-671 FullText FullText_BOKU

A yeast strain isolated from the hindgut of the lower termite Mastotermes darwiniensis (Mastotermitidae) was found to represent a new member of the genus Trichosporon. Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans is closely related to T. loubieri on the basis of the phylogenetic trees based on the D1/D2 region of 26S rDNA, an approx. 600 bp fragment of the 18S rDNA and both ITS regions. However, the two species differ at nine positions in the D1/D2 region of 26S rDNA. The IGS1 region of T mycotoxinivorans is 401 bp long. T mycotoxinivorans is distinguished from T loubieri by its ability to assimilate inulin and galactitol, and its inability to grow at 40 degreesC. The name of this newly isolated strain refers to an important characteristics of T mycotoxinivorans to detoxify mycotoxins such as ochratoxin A and zearalenone. Therefore this strain can be used for the deactivation of the respective mycotoxins in animal feeds.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Prillinger Hansjörg

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