Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: April 16, 2009
Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Citation: Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Nakazawaea Y. Yamada, Maeda & Mikata (1994). In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., editors. The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. Volume 2, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 637-639. Technical Abstract: This chapter describes the ascomycete yeast genus Nakazawaea and is to be published in “The Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study,” 5th edition. The genus Nakazawaea was derived from the genus Pichia and its validity was established from a multigene phylogenetic analysis. The genus contains a single species, N. holstii, which is widely distributed in nature and common to insects that bore into forest trees. The species produces a large amount of extracellular polysaccharide, which is of interest to the medical community because a chemical derivative of the polysaccharide (PI-88) shows antiangiogenic, antitumor and antimetastatic activities.