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Abstract

Fourteen apiculate yeast strains isolated from various sources in South Africa, North America and the Hawaiian islands were found to be genetically divergent from other species by using randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD)-PCR. After cluster analysis of the RAPD-PCR fingerprints, five groups were recognized. DNA reassociation values among representatives of these groups and strains of species revealed that the strains represent five novel species. Four are described here as novel species of : sp. nov. (type CBS 8734), sp. nov. (type CBS 8821), sp. nov. (type CBS 8818) and sp. nov. (type CBS 8733). The fifth novel species, which is represented by only a single strain, CBS 8772, is not introduced as a new taxon. Phylogenetic analyses of the D1/D2 region of the 26S rDNA and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions with 5·8S rDNA sequences placed , , , and strain CBS 8772 close to and . The key characteristics for standard physiological identification of and were respectively maximal growth temperature and assimilation of 2-keto--gluconate. However, physiological characteristics did not allow the distinction of and strain CBS 8772 from or from . These three novel taxa can be identified by either ITS sequencing or PCR-RFLP of ITS regions using restriction enzymes II and fI.

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