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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Subphylum: Ustilaginomycotina[1]
Class: Incertae sedis[1]
Order: Incertae sedis
Family: Incertae sedis
Genus: Moniliella
Stolk & Dakin (1966)
Type species
Moniliella acetoabutans
Stolk & Dakin

Trichosporonoides Haskins & J.F.T. Spencer (1967)

Moniliella is a genus of fungi in the subphylum Ustilaginomycotina. Some species of Moniliella can cause disease in humans[2] and in cats.[3] The genus includes the black, yeast-like fungi in the Basidiomycota, although the black, yeast-like fungi also include some species from the Ascomycota.[4]


List of species:[5]

  • M. acetoabutans
  • M. fonsecae[6]
  • M. madida (formerly in Trichosporonoides)[6]
  • M. megachiliensis (formerly in Trichosporonoides)[6]
  • M. mellis
  • M. nigrescens (formerly in Trichosporonoides)[6]
  • M. oedocephalis (formerly in Trichosporonoides)[6]
  • M. pollinis
  • M. spathulata (formerly in Trichosporonoides)[6]
  • M. suaveolens[3]
  • M. tomentosa, an osmophile[7]


  1. ^ a b Ookura T, Kasumi T. (2008), "Phylogenetic analysis of the yeast Trichosporonoides megachiliensis", Rep. Nat. Food Res. Inst. 72: 73–76 
  2. ^ Guarro, J; Genéj; Stchigel, Am (July 1, 1999), "Developments in Fungal Taxonomy" (Free full text), Clinical Microbiology Reviews 12 (3): 454–500, ISSN 0893-8512, PMC 100249, PMID 10398676 
  3. ^ a b McKenzie RA, Connole MD, McGinnis MR, Lepelaar R (November 1984), "Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Moniliella suaveolens in two cats", Vet Pathol. 21 (6): 582–586, PMID 6542716 
  4. ^ N.A. Yurlova, G.S. de Hoog, and L.G. Fedorova (2008), "The influence of ortho- and para-diphenoloxidase substrates on pigment formation in black yeast-like fungi", Stud Mycol. 61: 39–49, doi:10.3114/sim.2008.61.03, PMC 2610312, PMID 19287525 
  5. ^ Moniliella "Index Fungorum - Search Page". Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f Rosa CA, Jindamorakot S, Limtong S, Nakase T, Lachance MA, Fidalgo-Jiménez A, Daniel HM, Pagnocca FC, Inácio J, Morais PB (February 2009), "Synonymy of the yeast genera Moniliella and Trichosporonoides and proposal of Moniliella fonsecae sp. nov. and five new species combinations", Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 59 (Pt 2): 425–429, doi:10.1099/ijs.0.65117-0, PMID 19196790 
  7. ^ Hanssens L, Verachtert H. (July 1976), "Types of respiratory activity in Moniliella tomentosa during growth under different conditions", Appl Environ Microbiol. 32 (1): 56–63, PMC 170005, PMID 987748