Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 61, Issue 4, pp 285–288

Neotypification of the genusTrichosporon

  • E. Guého
  • G. S. de Hoog
  • M. Th. Smith
Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00713937

Cite this article as:
Guého, E., de Hoog, G.S. & Smith, M.T. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1992) 61: 285. doi:10.1007/BF00713937


The currently accepted type species of the genusTrichosporon Behrend isT. beigelii. This species has formerly been regarded as identical toT. cutaneum. However, these fungi are now known to represent separate species with different ecology. The first species described inTrichosporon wasT. ovoides, an agent of human white piedra. A neotype strain is designated for this species, while a lectotype strain is indicated forT. cutaneum. The nameT. beigelii is considered as doubtful and consequently cannot be maintained.

Key words

Trichosporonbasidiomycetous yeastsnomenclaturetaxonomywhite piedramedical mycology

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Guého
    • 1
  • G. S. de Hoog
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Th. Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.Unité de MycologieInstitut PasteurParis 15France
  2. 2.Centraalbureau voor SchimmelculturesBaarnThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Molecular Cell BiologyUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.CBS Yeast DivisionDelftThe Netherlands