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Thirty-nine yeast strains were recovered from a field nest of a primitive and putative novel attine ant species in the genus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: tribe Attini). Yeasts isolated from the fungus garden and waste deposit included , , and . In addition, one morphological type was isolated overwhelmingly. Sequencing data of partial large-subunit (LSU) rDNA and the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region coupled with morphological and physiological characterization accommodated this morphotype in a separate taxonomic position in relation to the known species of (Basidiomycota: Trichosporonales). Here, we propose a novel yeast species named sp. nov. based on the description of 34 isolates; the type strain is strain FCP 540806 (=CBS 11177).

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Phylogenetic trees of strains of sp. nov. and close relatives in the Trichosporonales. The trees were inferred from a 499 bp fragment of the ITS1–5.8S rDNA–ITS2 region (Fig. S1) and concatenated sequences (total of 1085 bp) of the LSU rDNA D1/D2 domain and the ITS1–5.8S rDNA–ITS2 region (Fig. S2) under the neighbour-joining criterion. [PDF](590 KB)



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