Attention Rhodotorula specialists

Paul Zambino paulz at PUCCINI.CRL.UMN.EDU
Fri Jan 19 16:10:12 EST 1996

>Greetings:  I have been working with a yeast isolated from barley seed
>and believe it is a species of Rhodotorula.  Can anybody give me the name
>and address of an expert who might help me confirm the genus and
>Thanks very much
>Brian Steffenson
>Associate Professor
>Dept. Of Plant Pathology
>North Dakota State Univer
>Fargo, ND

Brian, Dr. Junta Sugiyama, who I recently met in Japan, works on
Rhodotorula, other asco and basidio yeasts (Erythrobasidium vs.
Rhodotorula) and broader asco phylogeny using various methods of comparison
including microscopy, rDNA sequencing, and ubiquinones.  He may be able to
help you out himself or suggest more local US researchers who could do so.
His address follows.  Good luck! Paul

Dr. Junta Sugiyama
Professor of Microbial Systematics and
Head of IAM Culture Collection
Institute of Applied Microbiology
The University of Tokyo
Yayoi 1-1-1, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113, JAPAN
Phone: 03-3812-2111 EXT.: 7827
FAX:  03-3818-0444
EMAIL: jsugi at

Paul Zambino, Ph.D.
USDA Forest Service
Forestry Sciences Lab
5985 Highway K
Rhinelander, WI 54501
FAX: (715)362-1166
EMAIL: paulz at

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