The basidiomycetous yeast Rhodotorula yarrowii comb. nov

Teun Boekhout, Jack W. Fell, Álvaro Luís Afonso Moreira Rato da Fonseca, Hansjörg J. Prillinger, Ksenija Lopandic, Henri J. Roeijmans

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Sequence analysis of the D1/D2 domains of the large subunit rDNA of Cryptococcus yarrowii (CBS 7417) indicates that this species does not belong to the hymenomycetous fungi, but instead is of urediniomycetous affinity. Therefore, the name change Rhodotorula yarrowii comb. nov. is proposed. The cell wall of the species contains xylose, a character considered by most authors to indicate fungi of hymenomycetous affinity. However, our results show that xylose may occur in minor amounts in the cell walls of urediniomycetous fungi. A high mannose content of the cell walls may be a more reliable character for urediniomycetous yeasts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-358
Number of pages4
JournalAntonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal Of General And Molecular Micr
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Cell wall
  • Coenzyme Q
  • Cryptococcus
  • RDNA
  • Rhodotorula
  • Taxonomy


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