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Abstract

Here, we investigate a group of red to pinkish ballistoconidia-forming yeasts that were preliminarily identified as or . Detailed molecular and micromorphological studies revealed that the sexual strains and several conspecific anamorphic isolates belonged to a novel teleomorph that represents the sexual stage of . Consequently, a new taxon in the genus is here described as sp. nov. (type strain CBS 7683). The main characteristics of are presented and compared with those of the more closely related species. Our studies also led to the clarification of the life cycle of . We confirm that the teliospores of this species germinate by forming short branches of hyphae, instead of basidia.

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