|Smith, Maudy -|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: September 10, 2009
Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Citation: Smith, M.Th., Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Lipomyces Lodder & Kreger-van Rij (1952). In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., editors. The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. Volume 2, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 545-560. Technical Abstract: The chapter describes the ascomycete yeast genus Lipomyces and is to be published in “The Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study, 5th edition.” The genus Lipomyces has 16 known species, most of which are isolated exclusively from soil. Cultures of Lipomyces are generally slimy because of the copious production of extracellular polysaccharides. Several of the species produce alpha-amylase enzymes that are of industrial interest because of efficient degradation of starch. Multigene phylogenetic analysis placed the genus with several other genera in the family Lipomycetaceae.