The Saccharomycetales are an order in the kingdom of fungi that comprises the budding yeasts and includes 12 families.


The name comes from the Greek word σάκχαρον (sákkharon), meaning "sugar" and μύκης (mukēs) meaning "fungus".

Genera incertae sedis

According to the 2007 Outline of Ascomycota, genera included within the order, but of uncertain taxonomic position (incertae sedis) include Ascobotryozyma, Hyphopichia, Kodamaea, Nakazawaea, Phaffomyces, Starmera, Starmerella, and Yamadazyma.[2]


  1. ^ Kudryatsev, V. (1960). Die Systematik der Hefen. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. 
  2. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM. (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet (Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany) 13: 1–58. 

External links

  • Tree of Life: Saccharomycetales