Two strains of a novel yeast species were isolated from ectomycorrhizal rhizospheric soil in a native forest of Patagonia, Argentina. Analysis of the D1/D2 large-subunit rRNA gene sequences indicated that the novel species belongs to the recently described genus . The name sp. nov. is proposed to accommodate these isolates, and the type strain is CRUB 1796 ( = CBS 11400  = JCM 16499).

This study was supported by the:
  • UNComahue (Award B143)
  • FONCyT (Award PICT04-22200)
  • CAPES-MINCyT (Award BR 06/011)
  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (Award 490430/2008-2)
  • ANPCyT

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