Cryptococcus

Ken Kinman kinman2 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Apr 7 20:40:12 CDT 2006


Hi Jan,
     This species was apparently transferred out of Cryptococcus, and now called Cystofilobasidium infirmominiatum.  A Google search for this name combination might help, or perhaps the following article (this medline citation includes the senior author's e-mail address, at least at the time of publication):

Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1999 Apr;49 Pt 2:907-13.

Cystofilobasidiales, a new order of basidiomycetous yeasts.
Fell JW, Roeijmans H, Boekhout T.
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA. jfell at rsmas.miami.edu

The order Cystofilobasidiales is described for teleomorphic basidiomycetous yeasts with holobasidia and teliospores. Their septa have dolipores, but lack parenthesomes. D-Glucuronate, nitrate and nitrite are assimilated and myoinositol is usually assimilated. Coenzyme Q has 8 or 10 isoprenologues. 25S and 18S rDNA sequence analysis indicates a monophyletic branch within the Tremellomycetidae of the Hymenomycetes. Cystofilobasidium is the type genus.




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