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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Subphylum: Saccharomycotina
Class: Saccharomycetes
Order: Saccharomycetales
Family: Metschnikowiaceae
Genus: Metschnikowia
T. Kamienski

Metschnikowia is a genus of yeast in the family Metschnikowiaceae. One species in this genus, Metschnikowia pulcherrima has been investigated for use in winemaking.[1]


  1. ^ Frazer, Jennifer (February 27, 2014). "Wine Becomes More Like Whisky as Alcohol Content Gets High". Scientific American. Retrieved March 3, 2014.