Two strains of a novel yeast species were isolated from insect frass and a flower in Thailand and Brazil, respectively. The strain from Thailand was isolated from insect frass collected in Than-Tong waterfall, Nong Khai Province, whereas the strain from Brazil was recovered from a flower of sp. collected on the banks of the Paraguai River in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. The sequences of the D1/D2 domains of the large subunit of the rDNA of both strains were identical. This novel species belonged to the clade and was related to . No signs of sporulation were observed for the two strains on various culture media. The novel species, sp. nov., is proposed to accommodate these isolates. The type strain is BCC 8332 (=CBS 11362=NBRC 105679).


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