The Yeasts, 5th Edition

The Yeasts, 5th Edition,Cletus Kurtzman,J.W. Fell,Teun Boekhout,ISBN9780080931272

Kurtzman   &   Fell   &   Boekhout   

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Fully revised and updated, The Yeasts: A Taxonomic Study, 5th Edition remains the most definitive treatment of yeast taxonomy and systematics available

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  • High-quality photomicrographs and line drawings
  • Detailed phylogenetic trees
  • Up-to-date, clearly presented yeast taxonomy and systematic, easy-to-use reference sequence accession numbers to allow for correct identification


Fully revised, updated and offered in a new three-volume format, The Yeasts: A Taxonomic Study, 5th Edition remains the most comprehensive presentation of yeast taxonomy and systematics available. Nearly 1500 species of ascomycete and basidiomycete yeasts are included, each description offering not only standard morphological and physiological characters, but also information on systematics, habitat, ecology, agricultural and biotechnological applications and clinical importance. Extensive introductory chapters discuss clinical aspects of yeasts, their role in biotechnology, food and beverage spoilage, agriculture and ecology, while other chapters include methodology for isolation of species from various habitats, phenotypic characterization, chemotaxonomy, gene sequence analysis and phylogenetics, including whole genome analysis. Additionally, easy-to-understand trees illustrate the phylogenetic placement of each species in its assigned genus as they have been determined from gene sequence analysis. This essential work, prepared by the leading experts in the field, is the most definitive treatment of taxonomy and systematics of yeasts on the market, and a necessary reference for any bookshelf or workbench.


Researchers and students studying in the fields of mycology, ecology, microbiology, genetics and molecular biology as well as clinicians, taxonomists, and biotechnologists

Cletus Kurtzman

Affiliations and Expertise

Microbial Properties Research, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL, USA

J.W. Fell

Affiliations and Expertise

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Key Biscayne, FL, USA

Teun Boekhout

Affiliations and Expertise

CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

The Yeasts, 5th Edition


Part I.

1. Definition, classification and nomenclature of the yeasts

Part II.

2. Yeasts pathogenic to humans, 3. Yeast biotechnology, 4. Agriculturally important yeasts, 5. Yeast spoilage, 6. Yeast ecology

Part III.

7. Methods for isolation, phenotypic characterization and maintenance of yeasts, 8. Cytology, cell walls and septa, 9. Chemotaxonomy of yeasts, 10. Gene sequence analyses and other DNA-based methods for yeast species recognition, 11. Genome sequences of Saccharomycotina, 12. Molecular phylogenetic reconstruction

Key to species

Summary of species characteristics

Glossary of terms used in this book


Part IVa.

13. Discussion of teleomorphic and anamorphic ascomycetous yeasts and yeastlike taxa

Part IVb.

14. Ambrosiozyma, 15. Ascobotryozyma, 16. Ascoidea, 17. Babjeviella, 18. Barnettozyma, 19. Cephaloascus, 20. Citeromyces, 21. Clavispora, 22. Coccidiascus, 23. Cyniclomyces, 24. Debaryomyces, 25. Dekkera, 26. Dipodascopsis, 27. Dipodascus, 28. Endomyces, 29. Endomycete-like genera, 30. Eremothecium, 31. Galactomyces, 32. Hanseniaspora, 33. Hyphopichia, 34. Kazachstania, 35. Kluyveromyces, 36. Kodamaea, 37. Komagataella, 38. Kregervanrija, 39. Kuraishia, 40. Kurtzmaniella, 41. Lachancea, 42. Lindnera, 43. Lipomyces, 44. Lodderomyces, 45. Magnusiomyces, 46. Metschnikowia, 47. Meyerozyma, 48. Millerozyma, 49. Nadsonia, 50. Nakaseomyces, 51. Nakazawaea, 52. Naumovozyma, 53. Ogataea, 54. Pachysolen, 55. Peterozyma, 56. Phaffiomyces, 57. Pichia, 58. Pneumocystis, 59. Priceomyces, 60. Protomyces, 61. Saccharomyces, 62. Saccharomycodes, 63. Saccharomycopsis, 64. Saturnispora, 65. Scheffersomyces, 66. Schizosaccharomyces, 67. Schwanniomyces, 68. Spathaspora, 69. Sporopachydermia, 70. Starmera, 71. Starmerella, 72. Sugiyamaella, 73. Taphrina, 74. Tetrapisispora, 75. Torulaspora, 76. Trichomonascus, 77. Vanderwaltozyma, 78. Wickerhamia, 79. Wickerhamiella, 80. Wickerhamomyces, 81. Yamadazyma, 82. Yarrowia, 83. Zygoascus, 84. Zygosaccharomyces, 85. Zygotorulaspora

Part IVc.
86. Aciculoconidium, 87. Blastobotrys, 88. Botryozyma, 89. Brettanomyces, 90. Candida, 91. Geotrichum, 92. Kloeckera, 93. Lalaria, 94. Macrorhabdus, 95. Myxozyma, 96. Saitoella, 97. Saprochaete, 98. Schizoblastosporion, 99. Trigonopsis


Part Va.

100. Discussion of teleomorphic and anamorphic basidiomycetous yeasts

Part Vb.

101. Agaricostilbum, 102. Auriculibuller, 103. Bannoa, 104. Bulleribasidium, 105. Bulleromyces, 106. Chionosphaera, 107. Colacogloea, 108. Cuniculitrema, 109. Curvibasidium, 110. Cystobasidium, 111. Cystofilobasidium, 112. Erythrobasidium, 113. Fibulobasidium, 114. Filobasidiella, 115. Filobasidium, 116. Holtermannia, 117. Kondoa, 118. Kriegeria, 119. Kwoniella, 120. Leucosporidium, 121. Mastigobasidium, 122. Mixia, 123. Mrakia, 124. Naohidea, 125. Occultifur, 126. Papiliotrema, 127. Rhodosporidium, 128. Sakaguchia, 129. Sirobasidium, 130. Sporidiobolus, 131. Tilletiaria, 132. Tremella, 133. Trimorphomyces, 134. Xanthophyllomyces

Part Vc.

135. Acaromyces, 136. Bensingtonia, 137. Bullera, 138. Cryptococcus, 139. Cryptotrichosporon, 140. Cyrenella, 141. Dioszegia, 142. Fellomyces, 143. Guehomyces, 144. Itersonilia, 145. Kockovaella, 146. Kurtzmanomyces, 147. Leucosporidiella, 148. Malassezia, 149. Meira, 150. Moniliella, 151. Mrakiella, 152. Phaffia, 153. Pseudozyma, 154. Reniforma, 155. Rhodotorula, 156. Sporobolomyces, 157. Sterigmatomyces, 158. Sympodiomycopsis, 159. Tausonia, 160. Tilletiopsis, 161. Trichosporon, 162. Udeniomyces

Part VI.

163. Prototheca Krüger (1894)

Quotes and reviews

"To facilitate identification of yeasts for industrial, pharmaceutical, and biochemical applications, this fully updated edition presents the latest discoveries in yeast propagation and morphology. Kurtzman (National Ctr. for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research Svc., U.S. Dept. of Agriculture), Jack W. Fell (Rosenstiel Sch. of Marine & Atmospheric Science, Univ. of Miami), and Teun Boekhout (CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Ctr., Utrecht, Netherlands), along with 73 scholarly contributors, outline the taxa, characteristics, and practical uses of roughly 1500 yeasts under the Ascomycete and Basidiomycete phyla. Although recently published, single-volume paperbacks—such as Horst Feldmann's Yeast: Molecular and Cell Biology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)—also cover the fungus's varied genetic profiles, this meticulously detailed, three-volume set with its carefully annotated illustrations and phylograms will prove most essential to biotechnology and pharmaceutical collections."--Library Journal

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