Title: Cephaloascus Hanawa (1920) Authors
|DE Hoog, G. - CBS, THE NETHERLANDS|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 6, 2009
Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Citation: Kurtzman, C.P., de Hoog, G.S. 2011. Cephaloascus Hanawa (1920). In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., editors. The Yeasts, a Taxnomic Study. Volume 2, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 341-344. Technical Abstract: This chapter describes the ascomycete yeast genus Cephaloascus and is to be published in “The Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study, 5th edition.” The genus Cephaloascus has two species. One, C. albidus, has been isolated from spoiled cranberry pumace, and the second, C. fragrans, is predominantly isolated from pine and oak wood where it may cause blue stain of the wood. Cephaloascus is unique because it forms erect ascophores that bear numerous asci. Because of this more complex ascosporic state, gene sequence analysis was required to show that the genus is a member of the yeasts rather than a member of the mycelial fungi.