Two strains of a novel yeast species were isolated from different habitats, from soil in an alluvial zone national park in Austria and from a drain in a Turkish soft drinks factory. Analysis of the nucleotide sequences of the D1/D2 region of their large-subunit rDNAs and PCR fingerprints show that the strains are members of the same species, described as sp. nov. Analysis of nucleotide sequences showed that this species is related to the ascogenous genus . The closest phylogenetic relative is , a recently described species. The type strain of is HA1379 (=CBS 10073=NRRL Y-27915).


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