Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 62, Issue 4, pp 247–250 | Cite as

The Lipomycetaceae, a model family for phylogenetic studies

  • J. P. van der Walt


The Lipomycetaceae (Endomycetales) are known from the generaDipodascopsis, Lipomyces andZygozyma with budding anamorphic states inMyxozyma. The family is easily recognized culturally and physiologically but is phenotypically and ecologically extremely diverse. This natural taxon is phylogenetically distinct from the Saccharomycetaceae, but probably related to the Dipodascaceae. The possible evolution of the lipomycetaceous anamorphs is discussed.

Key words

Lipomycetaceae Dipodascopsis Lipomyces Zygozyma Myxozyma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. van der Walt
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  1. 1.Department of Microbiology & BiochemistryUniversity of the Orange Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa

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