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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] and as a substitute for Palm oil. [2]