The recent publication of the full genome sequence for Hyphozyma roseonigra to the ATCC Genome Portal is the first of its genus to be published. A deeper dive into the history and origin of this fungus and its genus shows that it is not well understood even though the original deposit of H. roseonigra by Fritzsche Dodge & Olcott Inc. to ATCC in 1982 highlights its potential use in the fragrance industry.