The occurrence and characterization of yeast isolated from Korean traditional were investigated. Sequences of
the D1/D2 domain of the 26S rDNA were identical for a strain examined and had a similarity value of 100% compared to
sequences of the type strain of (NRRL Y-12632). The isolate able to assimilate with trehalose, raffinose,
and methyl-glucoside assimilate was also capable of glucose, galactose, maltose, and sucrose fermentation. It did not proliferate at
40C or above, but was able to grow in concentration of 50% glucose and 10% NaCl. By combining nucleotide sequence,
morphological observation, and physiological characteristics, the isolate was identified as .