Submitted to: Yeasts: A Taxonomic Study
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 14, 2009
Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Citation: Suzuki, M., Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Schwanniomyces Klocker emend. M. Suzuki & Kurtzman (2010). In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., editors. The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. Volume 2, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 785-794.
This chapter describes the ascomycete yeast genus Schwanniomyces and is to be published in The Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study, 5th edn. The genus Schwanniomyces has seven assigned species, many worldwide in distribution. Schwanniomyces is one of the few yeast genera with species that seem to live in the soil. Schwanniomyces occidentalis is of interest to biotechnologists because it produces a highly active amylase.