A very simple genus characterized by the formation of chains of colourless, slimy spores (conidia) through the segmentation of vegetative filaments. Some with strong odours. Common in dairy products, fruits, slime fluxes, and sometimes soil. Suh and Blackwell (2006) described three new species from the guts of living insects.
Classification: Dipodascaceae (Saccharomycetales), one of the so-called Hemiascomycetes or yeasts. Holomorph: Galactomyces. Ref: Carmichael 1957; Hoog et al., 1986; Hoog and Smith, 2011; Sigler and Carmichael 1976