A metsulfuron-methyl-resistant yeast strain, JHL, was isolated from metsulfuron-methyl-contaminated soil collected in Jiangsu Province, China. Through morphological and physiological analysis as well as a molecular phylogenetic analysis based on the 26S rRNA gene D1/D2 region and internal transcribed spacer (ITS), this strain, which forms a clade with and a teleomorphic species, , was revealed to represent a novel species in the genus . The name sp. nov. (type strain JHL=CGMCC 2.3681=CBS 10845) is proposed for this novel species.


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