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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Eemothecium Borzi emend. Kurtzman)

item Kurtzman, Cletus
item De hoog, G
item Miller, M

Submitted to: Elsevier
Publication Type: Book / chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/26/2008
Publication Date: 3/20/2011
Citation: Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Eremothecium Borzi emend. Kurtzman. De Hoog, G.S., Miller, M.W. In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., editors. The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. Volume 2, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 405-412.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This chapter provides a taxonomic and phylogenetic description of species assigned to the yeast genus Eremothecium. The genus is unusual because some species are quite yeastlike, whereas others are non-budding and moldlike. Despite marked phenotypic differences among species, phylogenetic analysis of multigene sequences is consistent with the idea that all assigned species are members of a single genus. The five species assigned to Eremothecium are plant pathogens. Two of the species, E. ashbyi and E. gossypii, are used for the commercial production of riboflavin, vitamin B2. A diagnostic key to species is provided.

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