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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Subphylum: Saccharomycotina
Class: Saccharomycetes
Order: Saccharomycetales
Family: Saccharomycetaceae
Genus: Pichia
Hansen, 1904
  • Hansenula

Pichia is a genus of teleomorphic yeasts in the family Saccharomycetaceae. The anamorphs of some Pichia species are Candida species. Some Pichia species are thought to be opportunistic pathogens [1]. One member of the genus, P. pastoris, is used as an expression system in molecular biology.


  1. Pichia Species, Doctor Fungus, url accessed 2006-12-21

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