Belongs within: Saccharomycetales. In a Pichia Published 8 October 2015 In my previous post, I alluded to the revolutionary effect that DNA analysis had on the classification of bacteria. A similar thing happened for the study of yeasts. Previously, the taxonomy of yeasts (i.e. unicellular fungi) had suffered for the same reasons as bacterial taxonomy:… Continue reading Pichia


Belongs within: Saccharomycetales. The Stephanoascales were originally proposed as a grouping for saccharomycetous yeasts with galactose in the cell walls, but more recently restricted to a smaller group distinguished by molecular data (some species of which lack galactose). Members of the Stephanoascales lack extracellular amyloid compounds (Schweigkofler et al. 2002). Stephanoascales |–Stephanoascus Sm., Van de… Continue reading Stephanoascales


Belongs within: Saccharomycetales. The Dipodascales are a group of yeasts united by molecular data. Their cell walls may be composed of glucose, mannose and galactose, or of glucose and mannose alone, and they lack extracellular amyloid compounds (Schweigkofler et al. 2002). Dipodascales | i. s.: Arxula Van der Walt, Sm. & Yamada 1989SL02, KC01 |… Continue reading Dipodascales


Belongs within: Saccharomycetales. A barely pronounceable yeast Published 7 November 2007 “Yeast” is, admittedly, not one of the most tasteful-sounding words in the English language (it’s right up there with “moist” and “sphagnum” in the category of words that sound crude without necessarily meaning anything offensive) but yeasts are an abundant component of our environment.… Continue reading Metschnikowia