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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Myxozyma Van Der Walt, Weijman & Von Arx

Author
item Kurtzman, Cletus

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 8 species assigned to the yeast genus Myxozyma. Species of this genus are found worldwide in soils. All members of the genus produce large amounts of slimy extracellular polysaccharides in culture. This non-ascosporic genus is similar to the genus Lipomyces, which is also widely distributed in soils. In addition to the descriptions, this chapter describes laboratory methods for species identification.

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