Three strains of a novel yeast species, sp. nov., were isolated from rotting wood in an Atlantic rain forest site in Brazil. Analysis of the sequences of the D1/D2 domains of the large-subunit rDNA showed that this species belonged to the clade and was related to and . Unlike and , sp. nov. did not ferment xylose. The type strain of sp. nov. is UFMG-07-C15.1B (=CBS 10975=CBMAI 956).


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