Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/18/2009
Publication Date: 3/21/2011
Citation: Lachance, M.-A., Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Lachancea Kurtzman (2003). In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., editors. The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. Volume 2, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 511-519. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: This chapter describes the ascomycete yeast genus Lachancea and is to be published in "The Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study, 5th edition." The genus Lachancea was recently described following a multigene phylogenetic study and includes species previously assigned to the genera Kluyveromyces, Saccharomyces and Zygosaccharomyces. At present, there are seven assigned species. Several of the species are worldwide in distribution and have been isolated from insect and marine habitats as well as foods. L. cidri and L. fermentati are food and beverage spoilage yeasts.