RhodosporidiumBanno (1967)

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This chapter studies the genus Rhodosporidium. In the determination of asexual reproduction it is found that yeast cells are globose, ovoid, or elongate and budding is multilateral or polar. Ballistoconidia are not formed. Visible carotenoid pigments are formed and the cultures are pink to orange in color. In sexual reproduction it is seen that some species are heterothallic, whereas others are self-fertile. The hyphae have clamp connections. This chapter further examines physiology, biochemistry, and phylogenetic placement. The type species mentioned is Rhodosporidium toruloides. The species accepted are Rhodosporidium azoricum, Rhodosporidium babjevae, Rhodosporidium diobovatum, Rhodosporidium fluviale, Rhodosporidium kratochvilovae, Rhodosporidium lusitaniae, Rhodosporidium paludigenum, Rhodosporidium sphaerocarpum, and Rhodosporidium toruloides. The systematic discussion of the species includes growth on 5% malt extract agar, Dalmau plate culture on corn meal agar, sexual state, fermentation, gene sequence accession numbers, cell carbohydrates, origin of the strains studied, type strain, systematics, ecology, biotechnology, and agriculture and food. © 2011

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Yeasts
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780444521491
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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