Among ballistoconidium-forming yeast strains isolated from various plant leaves collected in Banna, Yunnan Province, China, five strains that formed pink-coloured colonies and asymmetric ballistoconidia were classified in a single group and assigned to the genus by conventional and chemotaxonomic studies. Analyses of the internal transcribed spacer region and 26S rDNA D1/D2 domain sequences indicated that these strains represent a novel species with a close phylogenetic relationship to in the lineage, for which the name sp. nov. is proposed (type strain Y41=AS 2.2285=CBS 9204).


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Phylogenetic tree drawn from neighbour-joining analysis of internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences, depicting the relationship of sp. nov. with closely related species. Bootstrap percentages over 50 % from 1000 bootstrap replicates are shown.


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