- Volume 15 Issue 1
Direct starch-utilizing microorganisms were isolated from 50 samples. Among them, Y-5 strain was selected as one of the potential microorganisms which could utilize starch directly to produce protein or lipid as food resources. The Y-5 strain was identified as a strain of Sporobolomyces holsaticus. It grew on starch or inulin better than on glucose of fructose and its composition was 45% of crude protein, 16% of crude lipid and 9.2% of ash.