Metschnikowia kunwiensis comb. nov., the teleomorph of Candida kunwiensis

FEMS Yeast Res. 2004 Mar;4(6):605-7. doi: 10.1016/j.femsyr.2004.01.002.


The teleomorph of Candida kunwiensis Hong, Bae, Herzberg, Titze, Lachance, Metschnikowia kunwiensis, is described. Repeated attempts to obtain ascospore formation succeeded using modified V8 sporulation media and extended incubation times. The asci are ovoid, with only a small protrusion caused by the spore(s). The species is diplontic, possibly homothallic, with one or two ascospores per ascus. Aside from having atypical ovoid asci, the acicular shape of the spores is characteristic of the genus Metschnikowia. The type strain is CBS 9676(T).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Candida / classification*
  • Candida / genetics
  • Candida / physiology
  • Culture Media
  • Mycological Typing Techniques
  • Saccharomycetales / classification*
  • Saccharomycetales / genetics
  • Saccharomycetales / physiology*
  • Spores, Fungal / physiology*


  • Culture Media