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Abstract

Thirty-two strains of the novel species sp. nov. were isolated from various substrates associated with three stingless bee species (tribe Meliponini) in Brazil and one in Costa Rica. The strains were found in garbage pellets (faecal material, discarded pollen or food, etc.), pollen provisions, adult bees, honey and propolis of , in honey from and in adults of and . The sequence of the D1/D2 domains of the large-subunit rDNA showed that the novel species belongs to the clade and is most closely related to , although the two differ in their sequences by 7 % base substitutions. is homothallic and assimilates few carbon sources. Nitrate is utilized as a sole nitrogen source. The type strain of is strain UFMG-01-J26.1 (=CBS 9117).

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