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By J.A. Barnett (University of East Anglia); R.W. Payne (Institute of Arable Crops Research, Rothamsted). Over half of this third edition of the standard yeast identification and reference manual is devoted to descriptions of 678 recognized species, presented in a clear, easy to use layout and illustrated with over 1300 photomicrographs, including 500 new to this edition. Readily usable keys and tables allow identification of all of the species described and further reference information broadens the scope of the book beyond identification. The book provides: the results of 99 physiological tests for all 678 species; nine identification keys, based on clearly defined groups of yeasts; tables for identifying each species; a summary of the characteristics of 93 yeast genera; a list of nearly 4000 published yeast names, with provenances and synonyms; and a list of specific epithets, with the genera to which they have belonged. CONTENTS: How this book was produced; how yeasts are classified; laboratory methods for identifying yeasts; characteristics of the genera; summary of specific characteristics; Descriptions of the species, arranged alphabetically; the keys; tables for identifying individual species; register of yeasts' names; register of specific epithets; addendum of recently describes species.
Cambridge University Press
May 25, 2000
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