|DE Hoog, G - CBS, UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS|
|Miller, M - UNIV OF CA DAVIS|
Submitted to: Elsevier
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: August 26, 2008
Publication Date: March 20, 2011
Citation: Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Eremothecium Borzi emend. Kurtzman. De Hoog, G.S., Miller, M.W. In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., editors. The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. Volume 2, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 405-412. Technical Abstract: This chapter provides a taxonomic and phylogenetic description of species assigned to the yeast genus Eremothecium. The genus is unusual because some species are quite yeastlike, whereas others are non-budding and moldlike. Despite marked phenotypic differences among species, phylogenetic analysis of multigene sequences is consistent with the idea that all assigned species are members of a single genus. The five species assigned to Eremothecium are plant pathogens. Two of the species, E. ashbyi and E. gossypii, are used for the commercial production of riboflavin, vitamin B2. A diagnostic key to species is provided.