Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: February 26, 2009
Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Citation: Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Starmera Y. Yamada, Higashi, Ando & Mikata (1997). In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., editors. The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. Volume 2, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 805-810. Technical Abstract: This chapter describes the ascomycete yeast genus Starmera and is to be published in "The Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study, 5th edition." The genus Starmera was described for three species initially assigned to the genus Pichia, but these species proved quite distant from the type species of Pichia when analyzed from gene sequences. Later, gene sequence analyses placed two other species in Starmera. Cacti serve as habitat for three of the species, whereas the other two species were isolated from insect infested trees.