- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 26, Issue 2
f Phaffia, a New Yeast Genus in the Deuteromycotina (Blastomycetes)
- Authors: M. W. MILLER, MINORU YONEYAMA1, MASAMI SONEDA2
- Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, April 1976 26: 286-291, doi: 10.1099/00207713-26-2-286
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To The Systematics Of Yeasts
- Published Online:
A description is given of a new yeast genus, Phaffia, represented by P. rhodozyma sp. nov., to accomodate nine yeast strains isolated in Japan and one in Alaska, all from exudates of deciduous trees. The type strain of P. rhodozyma is UCD (FS&T) 67-210 (= ATCC 24202 = CBS 5905). Phaffia, named in recognition of the contributions of Herman Jan Phaff to yeast taxonomy and ecology, is a carotenoid-producing, fermentative yeast of the Deuteromycotina (Blastomycetes), whose properties indicate a basidiomycetous origin. A comparison is made between Phaffia and other yeast genera to which it might be related.
Present address: Biological Institute, Osaka Shin-Ai Womens College, Osaka, Japan.
Present address: Department of Food Hygienic Science, Tokyo Kasei University, Tokyo, Japan.
Copyright © 1976 International Association of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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