The Yeasts

5th Edition

A Taxonomic Study

Editors: Cletus Kurtzman J.W. Fell Teun Boekhout
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444521491
eBook ISBN: 9780080931272
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st April 2011
Page Count: 2354
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The Yeasts: A Taxonomic Study is a three-volume book that covers the taxonomic aspect of yeasts. The main goal of this book is to provide important information about the identification of yeasts. It also discusses the growth tests that can be used to identify different species of yeasts, and it examines how the more important species of yeasts provide information for the selection of species needed for biotechnology. • Volume 1 discusses the identification, classification and importance of yeasts in the field of biotechnology. • Volume 2 focuses on the identification and classification of ascomycetous yeasts. • Volume 3 deals with the identification and classification of basidiomycetous yeasts, along with the genus Prototheca.

Key Features

  • 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


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

Table of Contents

Volume 1 Preface Contributors Acknowledgments Use of this book Part I Classification of Yeasts

1. Definition, Classification and Nomenclature of the Yeasts Part II Importance of Yeasts 2. Yeasts Pathogenic to Humans 3. Yeast Biotechnology 4. Agriculturally Important Yeasts: Biological Control of Field and Postharvest Diseases Using Yeast Antagonists, and Yeasts as Pathogens of Plants 5. Yeast Spoilage of Foods and Beverages 6. Yeast Ecology 65 Part III Phenotypic, Ultrastructural, Biochemical and Molecular Properties Used for Yeast Classification 7. Methods for Isolation, Phenotypic Characterization and Maintenance of Yeasts 8. Cytology, Cell Walls and Septa: A Summary of Yeast Cell Biology from a Phylogenetic Perspective 9. Chemotaxonomy of Yeasts 10. Gene Sequence Analyses and other DNA-Based Methods for Yeast Species Recognition 11. Genome Sequences of Saccharomycotina: Resources and Applications in Phylogenomics 12. Molecular Phylogenetic Reconstruction Key to Species, Summary of Species Characteristics, Glossary, Indexes to Taxa, References Key to Species Summary of Species Characteristics Glossary of Terms Used in This Book Index to Taxa by Genus and Species Index to Species and Varietal Names References

Volume 2 Part IVa Classification of the Ascomycetous Taxa

13. Discussion of Teleomorphic and Anamorphic Ascomycetous Yeasts and Yeast-like Taxa Part IVb Descriptions of Teleomorphic Ascomycetous Genera and Species 14. Ambrosiozyma van der Walt (1972) 15. Ascobotryozyma J. Kerrigan, M.Th. Smith & J.D. Rogers (2001) 16. Ascoidea Brefeld & Lindau (1891) 17. Babjeviella Kurtzman & M. Suzuki (2010) 18. Barnettozyma Kurtzman, Robnett & Basehoar-Powers (2008) 19. Cephaloa


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About the Editor

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


"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