MANAGEMENT AND GENETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGICAL MICROBIAL RESOURCES
Location: Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research Unit
Title: Trichomonascus H.S. Jackson emend. Kurtzman & Robnett (2007)
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: November 18, 2009
Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Citation: Smith, M.Th., de Hoog, G.S., Malloch, D., Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Trichomonascus H.S. Jackson emend. Kurtzman & Robnett (2007). In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout. T., editors. Volume 2, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 875-881.
This chapter describes the ascomycete yeast genus Trichomonascus and is to be published in "The Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study, 5th edition." The genus Trichomonascus has six known species, two of which have not been grown in laboratory culture. Multigene phylogenetic analysis places the genus near the base of the Saccharomycetales, the ascomycetous yeasts. Species in this genus can metabolize organic bases, such as adenine, a characteristic not shared by many other yeasts, which raises the possibility that the species may have metabolic properties useful to biotechnology. In nature, several of the species are associated with other fungi and appear to be mycoparasites.