You say to-MAY-to, I say to-MAH-to. You say po-TAY-to, I say po-TAH-to. You say Candida krusei, I say Pichia kudriavzeviiÂ â€” and that should make you a little nervous.
OK, so that last bit needs explaining. C. krusei is a drug-resistant yeast species thatâ€™s responsible for thousands of potentially fatal infections in the United States every year. P. kudriavzevii is a yeast species thatâ€™s been widely used for centuries in the food industry and is playing a larger role in the production of