Database Details : Saccharomycetes

Full name: Saccharomycetes
Short name: Saccharomycetes
Version: Jan 2016
Release date: 2016-01-22
Authors/editors: Offord L.C. & Kirk P.M.
Taxonomic coverage: Fungi - Ascomycota - Saccharomycetes
English name of the group: Ascomycetous yeast forming fungi
Number of living species 1,087
Number of living infraspecific taxa 0
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 2,423
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 3,510
Abstract: The ascomycetous yeast forming fungi include many species of economic, industrial and medical importance, e.g., Saccharomyces cerevisiae (used in the brewing and food industries and the first eukaryote to have its genome fully sequenced) and Candida albicans (infecting the human mouth, alimentary and genital tracts).
Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, UK
Bibliographic citation: Offord L.C. & Kirk P.M. (2018). Saccharomycetes (version Jan 2016). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2017 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.