Wilma H. Batenburg-van der Vegte

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The intermediary production of elemental sulfur during the microbial oxidation of reduced sulfur compounds has frequently been reported. Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, an acidophilic chemolithoautotroph, was found to produce an insoluble sulfur compound, primarily elemental sulfur, during the oxidation of thiosulfate, trithionate, tetrathionate and sulfide.(More)
Species delimitation inLipomyces was attempted by nuclear genome comparison in conjuction with the re-evaluation of 48 physiological characters of 65 strains. High intraspecific (>75%) and low interspecific (<28%) similarity values established thatL. japonicus, L. lipofer andL. tetrasporus are genetically isolated, and also distinct fromL. kononenkoae andL.(More)
The species described asLipomyces anomalus Babjeva & Gorin shows significant genetic and phenotypic divergence from the type speciesLipomyces starkeyi Lodder & Kreger-van Rij in terms of rRNA base sequence substitution and ascosporal and septal ultrastructure. The species is consequently reclassified in the new, unispecific genusBabjevia, asBabjevia anomala.
Transmission electron micrographs of septa in Blastobotrys species invariably showed central micropores. Septa of species of Sporothrix, however, exhibited three types of pores: (a) micropores which were central if single, or scattered; (b) central simple pores with Woronin bodies; (c) dolopores. The results confirm the heterogeneity of the genus Sporothrix.
Mating is observed in Bullera alba and B. variabilis, resulting in the formation of dikaryotic mycelium with clamps, haustorial branches, and lateral and terminal dikaryotic, clavate, lageniform or subglobose cells. These cells develop in B. alba into tremellaceous phragmobasidia. Karyogamy has been observed in young non-divided basidia. Germination of the(More)
Septal micropores or plasmadesmal canals have been observed in two species of the lipomycetaceous genus Zygozyma. The presence of these canals is considered as further evidence for the connexion between the Lipomycetaceae and the Dipodascaceae. The genus Zygozyma has been emended.
The legitimacy of the name Cryptococcus mollis for the type of the genus Cryptococcus is shown. The type material, available in the Rijksherbarium at Leiden University was investigated by transmission electron microscopy. The cell wall of most of the cells showed a structure, similar to that of basidiomycetous yeasts. Bud scars were also found.