Sporobolomyces inositophilus, a new species of ballistosporous yeast isolated from a dead leaf of Sasa sp. in Japan

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 1987;53(4):245-51. doi: 10.1007/BF00393931.


A new species of ballistosporous yeast, Sporobolomyces inositophilus was isolated from a dead leaf of Sasa sp. collected at a mountain in Japan. This yeast is assumed to have a close relationship to Sporobolomyces singularis since it produces bilaterally symmetrical ballistospores and pale-coloured colonies and resembles Sporobolomyces singularis in these respects. These two species differ from typical species of Sporobolomyces and seem to constitute a natural taxonomic group.

MeSH terms

  • Japan
  • Mitosporic Fungi / classification*
  • Mitosporic Fungi / isolation & purification
  • Mitosporic Fungi / physiology
  • Plants / microbiology*
  • Spores, Fungal