Five strains of a novel yeast species were isolated from rotting wood samples collected in an Amazonian forest site in the state of Roraima, northern Brazil. The sequences of the D1/D2 domains of the large subunit of the rRNA gene showed that this species belongs to the clade and is related to , and . The novel species sp. nov. is proposed to accommodate these isolates. The type strain of sp. nov. is UFMG-HMD-26.3 ( = CBS 12363 = NRRL Y-48762).

This study was supported by the:
  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnológico (CNPq – Brazil)
  • Fundação do Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG)
  • Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES, Procad-NF (Award 2280/200)
  • Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA)

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