Killer toxin from several food-derived Debaryomyces hansenii strains effective against pathogenic Candida yeasts.

@article{Banjara2016KillerTF,
  title={Killer toxin from several food-derived Debaryomyces hansenii strains effective against pathogenic Candida yeasts.},
  author={Nabaraj Banjara and Kenneth W. Nickerson and Mallory J. Suhr and Heather E Hallen-Adams},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={222},
  pages={23-9}
}
Candida yeasts are the dominant fungi in the healthy human microbiome, but are well-known for causing disease following a variety of perturbations. Evaluation of fungal populations from the healthy human gut revealed a significant negative correlation between the foodborne yeast, Debaryomyces hansenii, and Candida species. D. hansenii is reported to produce killer toxins (mycocins) effective against other yeast species. In order to better understand this phenomenon, a collection of 42 D… CONTINUE READING