Conidiogenesis, Nutritional Physiology and Taxonomy of Aureobasidium and Hormonema

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 1994;65(1):41-54. doi: 10.1007/BF00878278.


Diagnostic criteria for the distinction of the slightly osmophilic species, Aureobasidium pullulans, and the opportunistic pathogen on conifers, Hormonema dematiodies, are provided. Reliable identification requires a combination of characters of conidiogenesis, expansion growth and assimilative abilities. Relationships with species of Kabatiella, and with the teleomorph genera Pringsheimia, Dothidea and Dothiora, all having Dothiora, all having Hormonemia-like cultural states, are discussed. An identification key is provided.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Mitosporic Fungi / classification*
  • Mitosporic Fungi / genetics