Novakomycetes Dlauchy, Péter & Cˇ adež cl.nov.

MycoBank number: MB 838640; Index Fungorum number: IF 838640; Facesoffungi number: FoF;

Member of Taphrinomycotina O.E. Erikss. & Winka.

Asci are either unconjugated or formed following conjugation of mother cell and its bud. Asci contain one or two subspheroid or ellipsoid ascospores and are deliquescent (Figure 5). Yeast cells are subspheroid or ellipsoid and asexual reproduction proceeds by multilateral budding. The cell wall consists of two layers and budding is enteroblastic (Figure 4). Pseudohyphae and true hyphae are absent. Urease is produced, Diazonium Blue B reaction is negative. The major ubiquinone is Q-10. Starch-like compounds are produced. According to phylogenomic analysis, Novakomycetes is a sister taxon of the class Schizosaccharomycetes.

The nomenclature of the class is based on the generic name Novakomyces Dlauchy, Péter & Cˇ adež gen. nov.

Type order: Novakomycetales Dlauchy, Péter & Cˇ adež ord. nov.