Two yeast strains were isolated from a bumblebee and bumblebee honey. The strains were almost identical in their D1/D2 domain of the large-subunit rDNA and their physiological abilities. In both respects the strains resembled . On the basis of these data, it is proposed that the strains represent a novel species with the name sp. nov. The type strain is CBS 9712 (=NRRL Y-27640=MH268).


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