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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Subdivision: 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 subdivision 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 (1999), "Developments in Fungal Taxonomy", Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 12 (3): 454–500, ISSN 0893-8512, PMC 100249free to read, PMID 10398676 
  3. ^ a b McKenzie RA, Connole MD, McGinnis MR, Lepelaar R (1984), "Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Moniliella suaveolens in two cats", Veterinary Pathology, 21 (6): 582–586, PMID 6542716 
  4. ^ Yurlova NA, de Hoog GS, Fedorova LG (2008), "The influence of ortho- and para-diphenoloxidase substrates on pigment formation in black yeast-like fungi", Studies in Mycology, 61: 39–49, doi:10.3114/sim.2008.61.03, PMC 2610312free to read, 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 (1976), "Types of respiratory activity in Moniliella tomentosa during growth under different conditions", Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 32 (1): 56–63, PMC 170005free to read, PMID 987748