Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Subphylum: Saccharomycotina
Class: Saccharomycetes
Order: Saccharomycetales
Family: Incertae sedis
Genus: Starmerella
C.A. Rosa & Lachance[1]
Type species
Starmerella bombicola
C.A. Rosa & Lachance

S. bombicola
S. meliponinorum

Starmerella is a genus of fungi within the Saccharomycetales order. The relationship of this taxon to other taxa within the order is unknown (incertae sedis), and it has not yet been placed with certainty into any family.[2] Many strains (species) of the Starmerella clade, including Starmerella bombicola and Candida apicola are known to produce sophorolipids which are carbohydrate-based, amphiphilic biosurfactants.[3][4][5]


External links

  • Index Fungorum