Saccharomycetaceae

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Saccharomycetaceae
S cerevisiae under DIC microscopy.jpg
Saccharomyces cerevisiae under DIC microscopy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Saccharomycetes
Order: Saccharomycetales
Family: Saccharomycetaceae
G.Winter (1881)
Type genus
Saccharomyces
Meyen ex E.C.Hansen (1883)

The Saccharomycetaceae are a family of yeasts in the order Saccharomycetales that reproduce by budding. Species in the family have a cosmopolitan distribution, and are present in a wide variety of habitats, especially those with a plentiful supply of carbohydrate sources.[1] The family contains the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae, arguably the most economically important fungus.

Genera[edit]

According to the 2007 Outline of Ascomycota, there are twenty genera within the family, although for several of these (marked with a question mark below), the placement is uncertain and requires more study.[2]

Brettanomyces
Candida
?Citeromyces
?Cyniclomyces
?Debaryomyces
?Issatchenkia
Kazachstania (synonymous with Arxiozyma)
Kluyveromyces
Komagataella
Kuraishia
Lachancea
?Lodderomyces
Nakaseomyces
?Pachysolen
Pichia
Saccharomyces
Spathaspora
Tetrapisispora
Vanderwaltozyma
Torulaspora
?Williopsis
Zygosaccharomyces
Zygotorulaspora

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM. (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. pp. 320–21. ISBN 978-0-85199-827-5. 
  2. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM. (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet (The Field Museum, Department of Botany, Chicago, USA) 13: 1–58. 

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