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Zygoascus hellenicus from Smith 1986.
Zygoascus hellenicus from Smith 1986.

Zygoascus hellenicus Y-7136 was sequenced as part of the

1000 Fungal Genomes Project

Zygoascus hellenicus was proposed as the teleomorph of Saccharomycotina yeast species Candida hellenica, C. inositophila, and C. steatolytica (1). Z. hellenicus is associated with spoiled grapes (2) and may be a human pathogen in some rare cases (3). Because of taxonomic ambiguity, efforts have been made to clarify the taxonomy of Z. hellenicus (4).


1. Smith MT. Zygoascus hellenicus gen. nov., sp. nov., the teleomorph of Candida hellenica (= C. inositophila = C. steatolytica). Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 1986;52(1):25-37.

2. Barata A, Seborro F, Belloch C, Malfeito-Ferreira M, Loureiro V. Ascomycetous yeast species recovered from grapes damaged by honeydew and sour rot. J Appl Microbiol. 2008 Apr;104(4):1182-91.

3. Brandt ME, Kauffman CA, Pappas PG, et al. Fungemia Caused by Zygoascus hellenicus in an Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Recipient. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2004;42(7):3363-3365.

4. Smith MT, Robert V, Poot GA, Epping W, de Cock AW. Taxonomy and phylogeny of the ascomycetous yeast genus Zygoascus, with proposal of Zygoascus meyerae sp. nov. and related anamorphic varieties. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2005 May;55(Pt 3):1353-63.