MANAGEMENT AND GENETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGICAL MICROBIAL RESOURCES
Location: Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research Unit
Title: Blastobotrys von Klopotek (1967)
Submitted to: Yeasts: A Taxonomic Study
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: November 18, 2009
Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Citation: Smith, M.Th., de Hoog, G., Statzell-Tallman, A., Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Blastobotrys von Klopotek (1967). In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., editors. The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. Volume 2, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 959-977.
This chapter describes the anamorphic ascomycete genus Blastobotrys and is to be published in The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study, 5th edition. The genus Blastobotrys, which represents the asexual state of the genus Trichomonascus, has been phylogenetically defined and has 21 assigned species. Blastobotrys is mycelial and was earlier believed to be a mold until gene sequence analysis showed it to be a member of the yeast clade. Species are worldwide in distribution and many are common to soil. Species of Blastobotrys utilize for growth organic compounds not commonly used by other yeasts. Among these are adenine, glycine, uric acid, hexadecane, putrescine and branched chain aliphatic compounds such as isobutanol and isoleucine. The species have attracted attention for their biotechnological potential.