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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Eremothecium Borzi Emend. Kurtzman

Authors
item DE Hoog, G - CENTRAALBUREAU VOOR SCHIM
item Kurtzman, Cletus
item Phaff, Herman - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
item Miller, M - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Submitted to: Yeasts: A Taxonomic Study
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: May 15, 1996
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: This book chapter provides comprehensive descriptions of the 5 species assigned to the yeast genus Eremothecium. This is one of the few yeast genera whose members are plant pathogens. Affected crops include citrus, mustard, tomatoes, and hazel nuts. Species of Eremothecium are used industrially to produce the vitamin riboflavin (B2). In addition to the descriptions, this chapter describes laboratory methods for species identification.

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