Geotrichum candidum – NBRC 4599
|Scientific Name of this Strain
|Geotrichum candidum Link : Persoon emend. Carmichael
|IFO 4599 <- HUT <- CBS <- R. F. Poole
|Other Culture Collection No.
|Source of Isolation
|Locality of Source
|Country of Origin
|Plant Quarantine No.
|Animal Quarantine No.
|Condition for Utilization
|Glass ampoule (L-dried)
Geotrichum candidum is a fungus which is a member of the human microbiome, notably associated with skin, sputum and feces where it occurs in 25-30% of specimens. It is common in soil and has been isolated from soil collected around the world, in all continents.
G. candidum is the causative agent of the human disease geotrichosis, the plant disease sour rot which infects citrus fruits, tomatoes, carrots, and other vegetables. It can affect harvested fruit of durians such as Durio graveolens.
G. candidum is used widely in the production of certain dairy products including rind cheeses such as Camembert, Saint-Nectaire, Reblochon and others. The fungus can also be found in a Nordic yogurt-like product known as viili where it is responsible for the product’s velvety texture.