David Moreira David.Moreira at bc4.u-psud.fr
Wed Jun 9 06:13:20 EST 1999

Hi everybody,

I have recently read an almost twenty years old paper by Hanson and
co-workers (Ultrastructure of methanotrophic yeasts, J Bacteriol 1980
Mar;141(3):1340-9) which describes the existence and structural
characteristics of two strains of methanotrophic yeasts, Sporobolomyces
roseus strain Y and Rhodotorula glutinis strain CY. These strains were
described as able to grow using methane as their energy source.

I am very interested on this subject. However, I have not found any
additional information about methanotrophic yeast (except a previous paper
by the same authors dating from 1979). Indeed, all papers I have found are
related to methylotrophic yeasts growing on other C1 compounds (such as
methanol or methylamines).

Can anybody give me more recent data about methanotrophic yeasts? Knows
anybody if methanotrophic yeast strains are available?

Any answers would be greatly appreciated. Please reply directly to me at
david.moreira at bc4.u-psud.fr.

Thank you very much!

David Moreira


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