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The asexual state of Cyberlindnera jadinii is the well known species Candida utilis, which has been used since the early 1900s as a fodder yeast for livestock and as a dietary supplement for humans. The species grows well on pentoses and tolerates lignin by-products, which has made it attractive for bioremediation of paper processing wastes. C. utilis has also been reported to synthesize (R)-phenylacetylcarbinol, a pharmaceutical precursor. C. jadinii has been isolated from a variety of substrates, but the natural habitat of this species is uncertain. Some strains are from clinical sources, but the species appears to be a low grade opportunistic pathogen.

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