A history of research on yeasts 8: taxonomy

  title={A history of research on yeasts 8: taxonomy},
  author={James A. Barnett},
Taxonomy is divisible into three parts: first, there is the sorting of individuals into likes and unlikes; this is pigeonholing or classification. Next, there is the labelling or naming of the groups sorted (nomenclature); the third part is the comparison of the unknown with the known and the identification, where possible, of the unknown with the previously recognized and named specimen, group, or population (Cowan, 1970 [63] p. 146). 

Paraphyly and (yeast) classification.

  • M. Lachance
  • Biology
    International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology
  • 2016
It is desirable to effect a shift in practices that will recognize the existence of paraphyletic taxa, as the literature abounds with examples, at all taxonomic levels, where paraphyly is a reality that can no longer be ignored.

C. P. Kurtzman's evolving concepts of species, genus and higher categories.

Cletus P. Kurtzman transformed the way yeast systematists practice their trade and how they perceive the yeast species. He redefined many genera of ascomycetous yeasts and provided a sound basis upon

A history of research on yeasts 14:1 medical yeasts part 2, Cryptococcus neoformans

Edouard Drouhet (1919–2000), Romanian-French medical mycologist, born in Romania but of French descent, joined the Institut Pasteur in 1954, becoming director of its Unité de Mycologie in 1981.

The necessity for molecular classification of basidiomycetous biocontrol yeasts

Comparisons of ITS, D1D2, TEF1, and RPB1 nucleotide sequences of LS28 with the corresponding genes of the type strains of taxonomically related species found that the yeast strain LS28 belongs to the species P. terrestris (Tremellales) rather than P. laurentii.

Metschnikowia: half tetrads, a regicide and the fountain of youth

The purpose of this review is to introduce Metschnikowia to the yeast researcher community and to convince readers that the genus is a worthwhile object of study in developmental biology, genetics,

Diversity of Tilletiopsis-Like Fungi in Exobasidiomycetes (Ustilaginomycotina) and Description of Six Novel Species

Nine species that caused “white haze” disorder were re-identified based on the phylogenetic analysis of five DNA-loci (ITS, LSU, SSU, RPB2, and TEF1) and analysis of D1/D2 domains of the 26S/28S rRNA (LSU).

Towards yeast taxogenomics: lessons from novel species descriptions based on complete genome sequences.

The present review examines published examples of genome-based species descriptions of yeasts, highlights relevant bioinformatic approaches, provides recommendations for new users, and discusses some of the challenges facing the genome- based systematics ofYeasts.

Cell Biology: Marine Yeasts Deepen the Sea of Diversity

A history of research on yeasts 10: foundations of yeast genetics1

The violence (whether justifiable posterity may decide) of the language used regarding yeast genetics can only be paralleled in connection with the differences of opinion between Soviet workers and



Heretical taxonomy for bacteriologists.

Different principles should be applied to the classification and nomenclature of bacteria; ten of these principles are described briefly, but defy further summarization.

Some unsolved problems of yeast taxonomy

Taxonomy is a synthesis of many kinds of knowledge, theory, and method applied to the particular field of classification, and its potentialities and limitations are largely those of the basic fields whose raw materials it utilises.

Dekkera, a new genus of the Saccharomycetaceae

The new genusDekkera is proposed for the classification of ascosporogenous yeast strains which have hitherto been classified as species of the genusBrettanomyces.Two species are assigned to the new

Selection of tests for identifying yeasts.

A successful application is described of the systematic method proposed earlier for selecting tests to identify strains found in a recent survey of yeasts on strawberries; the relative efficiencies of the tests in Lodder's work are discussed.

Systematics of Hanseniaspora Zikes and Kloeckera Janke

The physiological and morphological characteristics of eighty-two strains of Hanseniaspora and Kloeckera, representing twenty-nine described species, were examined and it was revealed that the genus HansenIASpora comprises six distinct species, viz.

Torulopsis or Cryptococcus?

The validity of the generic name Torulopsis for the asporogenous, nonmycelium forming, colourless yeasts may be considered to be proved and a slightly amended diagnosis of the genusTorulopsis Berlese is given.

Ainsworth & Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi

This new edition, with more than 21,000 entries, provides the most complete listing available of generic names of fungi, their families and orders, their attributes and descriptive terms.

Phylogenetic relationships among species ofWilliopsis andSaturnospora gen. nov. as determined from partial rRNA sequences

Phylogenetic relationships among those yeast species that form saturn-shaped ascospores and which are assigned to the generaWilliopsis andPichia were estimated from their extent of nucleotide