RhodotorulaHarrison (1928)

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The genus studied in this chapter is Rhodotorula. In the asexual reproduction cells are subglobose, ovoid, ellipsoid, or elongate. Reproduction occurs by multilateral or polar budding. Pseudohyphae or true hyphae may develop. Ballistoconidia are not formed. Some strains synthesize red or yellow pigments. The chapter also discusses physiology/biochemistry and phylogenetic placement of the genus. The type species taken is Rhodotorula glutinis. The key characters of the rhodotorula species belonging to the class Microbotryomycetes, order Sporidiobolales, are presented. In the systematic discussion of the species, synonyms, growth on 5% malt extract agar, Dalmau plate culture on corn meal agar, gene sequence accession numbers, type strain, cell carbohydrates, origin of the strains studied, systematics, and ecology are determined. © 2011

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Yeasts
Number of pages55
ISBN (Print)9780444521491
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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