A novel oleaginous yeast capable of simultaneous glucose and xylose conversion was found.

Researcher group including Drs. Masako Takashima, Moriya Ohkuma and Rikiya Endoh of the Microbe Division (JCM) of RIKEN BRC published their paper on PLOS ONE.

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The yeast strain Cystobasidium iriomotense (JCM 24594, JCM 24574, JCM 24575) featured in this paper are maintained and available from RIKEN BRC-JCM.

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