MANAGEMENT AND GENETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGICAL MICROBIAL RESOURCES
Location: Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research Unit
Title: Candida Berkhout (1923)
Submitted to: Yeasts: A Taxonomic Study
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: February 14, 2010
Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Citation: Lachance, M.-A., Boekhout, T., Scorzetti, G., Fell, J.W., Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Candida Berkhout (1923). In: Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., Boekhout, T., editors. The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. Volume 2, 5th edition. New York, NY: Elsevier. p. 987-1278.
This chapter describes the 314 species assigned to the genus Candida and is to be published in the Yeasts, A Taxonomic Study, 5th edition. Ascomycete yeasts that do not form ascosporic state are assigned to the genus Candida, which is a highly polyphyletic taxonomic form genus. Assigned species include many of clinical importance, such as Candida albicans and Candida glabrata, as well as biotechnologically important species such as Candida shehatae. Many other Candida species are the cause of food spoilage in a wide range of products.