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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGEMENT AND GENETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGICAL MICROBIAL RESOURCES

Location: Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research Unit

Title: Cephaloascus Hanawa (1920)

Authors
item Kurtzman, Cletus
item 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.

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