Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/6/2009
Publication Date: 3/21/2011
Citation: Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Lodderomyces van der Walt (1971). In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., editors. The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. Volume 2, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 561-563. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: This chapter describes the ascomycete yeast genus Lodderomyces and is to be published in “The Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study, 5th edition.” The genus Lodderomyces has one species, L. elongisporus. The species has been isolated as a spoilage agent of fruit juices and concentrates, from soil and from human clinical infections. Species closely related to L. elongisporus include Candida albicans, a clinical species of major importance, as well as C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis and about 20 other species. L. elongisporus is the only member of its clade to form ascospores and for this reason has been chosen by the Broad Institute for genome sequencing.