Full name: Saccharomycetes UPDATED!
Short name: Saccharomycetes
Version: July 2013
Release date: 2013-07-22
Authors/editors: Offord L.C. & Kirk P.M.
Taxonomic coverage: Fungi - Ascomycota - Saccharomycetes
English name of the group: Ascomycetous yeast forming fungi
Number of species: 745
Number of infraspecific taxa: 24
Number of synonyms: 2,220
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 2,989
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
Website: http://www.speciesfungorum.org