Reassignment of the basidiomycetous yeasts Trichosporon pullulans to Guehomyces pullulans gen. nov., comb. nov. and Hyalodendron lignicola to Trichosporon lignicola comb. nov

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2004 May;54(Pt 3):995-998. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.03017-0.


Nucleotide sequence analyses of the hymenomycetous yeasts demonstrated that Hyalodendron lignicola should be considered as a member of the genus Trichosporon within the Trichosporonales and that Trichosporon pullulans is associated closely with the Cystofilobasidiales, rather than the Trichosporonales. Accordingly, the following proposals are made: Trichosporon lignicola comb. nov. and Guehomyces gen. nov., to accommodate Guehomyces pullulans comb. nov. in the Cystofilobasidiales.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Basidiomycota / classification*
  • Basidiomycota / genetics
  • Phenotype
  • Phylogeny
  • Trichosporon / classification*
  • Trichosporon / genetics