Three strains (JCM 15063, JCM 15098 and JCM 15099) of a novel basidiomycetous yeast species belonging to the genus were isolated from nasal smears of Queensland koalas kept in a Japanese zoological park. Analyses of sequences of the nuclear rDNA internal transcribed spacer region and the 26S rDNA D1/D2 domain and morphological studies indicated that these strains represent a novel species with a close phylogenetic relationship to and in the lineage, for which the name sp. nov. is proposed (type strain JCM 15063 =CBS 10914 =DSM 19992).


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Phylogenetic tree drawn from neighbour-joining analysis of nuclear rDNA ITS sequences, depicting the relationships of strains of sp. nov. with closely related species. [PDF](19 KB)

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