Cletus Paul Kurtzman

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Cletus Paul Kurtzman (19 July 1938 – 27 November 2017), U.S. botanist, and mycologist.

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  • Kurtzman, C.P. 2003. Phylogenetic circumscription of Saccharomyces, Kluyveromyces and other members of the Saccharomycetaceae, and the proposal of the new genera Lachancea, Nakaseomyces, Naumovia, Vanderwaltozyma and Zygotorulaspora. FEMS Yeast Research 4(3): 233–245. DOI: 10.1016/S1567-1356(03)00175-2 Open access. ResearchGate Paywall. Reference page
  • Tomaszewski, E.K., Logan, K.S., Snowden, K.F., Kurtzman, C.P. & Phalen, D.N. 2003. Phylogenetic analysis identifies the ‘megabacterium’ of birds as a novel anamorphic ascomycetous yeast, Macrorhabdus ornithogaster gen. nov., sp. nov. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 53(4): 1201–1205. DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.02514-0.



  • Kurtzman, C.P., Robnett, C.J. & Basehoar‐Powers, E. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships among species of Pichia, Issatchenkia and Williopsis determined from multigene sequence analysis, and the proposal of Barnettozyma gen. nov., Lindnera gen. nov. and Wickerhamomyces gen. nov. FEMS yeast research 8(6): 939–954. DOI: 10.1111/j.1567-1364.2008.00419.x.


  • Kurtzman, C.P. & Suzuki, M. 2010. Phylogenetic analysis of ascomycete yeasts that form coenzyme Q-9 and the proposal of the new genera Babjeviella, Meyerozyma, Millerozyma, Priceomyces, and Scheffersomyces. Mycoscience 51(1): 2–14. DOI: 10.1007/s10267-009-0011-5.


  • Péter, G., Dlauchy, D., Tornai-Lehoczki, J., Suzuki, M. & Kurtzman, C.P. 2011. Spencermartinsiella europaea gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the family Trichomonascaceae. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 61(4): 993-1000. DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.023804-0.
  • Kurtzman, C.P., Fell, J.W., and Boekhout, T. 2011. The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. 5th ed. Elsevier: Amsterdam, the Netherlands, [1].


  • Péter, G., Dlauchy, D., Price, N.P. & Kurtzman, C.P. 2012. Diddensiella caesifluorescens gen. nov., sp. nov., a riboflavin-producing yeast species of the family Trichomonascaceae. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 62(12): 3081–3087. DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.042895-0.


  • Lachance, M.A. & Kurtzman, C.P. 2013. The yeast genus Tortispora gen. nov., description of Tortispora ganteri sp. nov., Tortispora mauiana f.a., sp. nov., Tortispora agaves f.a., sp. nov., Tortispora sangerardonensis f.a., sp. nov., Tortispora cuajiniquilana f.a., sp. nov., Tortispora starmeri f.a., sp. nov. and Tortispora phaffii f.a., sp. nov., reassignment of Candida caseinolytica to Tortispora caseinolytica f.a., comb. nov., emendation of Botryozyma, and assignment of Botryozyma, Tortispora gen. nov. and Trigonopsis to the family Trigonopsidaceae fam. nov. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 63(8): 3104–3114. DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.052209-0.


  • Kurtzman, C.P. & Robnett, C.J. 2014. Three new anascosporic genera of the Saccharomycotina: Danielozyma gen. nov., Deakozyma gen. nov. and Middelhovenomyces gen. nov. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 105(5): 933–942. DOI: 10.1007/s10482-014-0149-9.


  • Kurtzman, C.P., Robnett, C.J. & Blackwell, M. 2016. Description of Teunomyces gen. nov. for the Candida kruisii clade, Suhomyces gen. nov. for the Candida tanzawaensis clade and Suhomyces kilbournensis sp. nov. FEMS yeast research 16(5): fow041 [1-9]. DOI: 10.1093/femsyr/fow041.
  • Kurtzman, C.P. 2016. Description of Groenewaldozyma gen. nov. for placement of Candida auringiensis, Candida salmanticensis and Candida tartarivorans. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 109(7): 1041–1045. DOI: 10.1007/s10482-016-0703-8.


  • Cletus P. Kurtzman, Research Leader. 2005. Microbial Genomics & Bioprocessing Research. Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit. National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, United States Department of Agriculture. PDF. [Includes inclomplete list of publications.]
  • Boekhout, T. 2017. In Memoriam Cletus P. Kurtzman 1938–2017. Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Online.
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