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De A. Ribeiro J.R.,Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro | De A. Ribeiro J.R.,Institute Microbiologia Prof Paulo Of Goes | De Carvalho P.M.B.,Programa de Pos Graduacao em Biotecnologia Vegetal | De Carvalho P.M.B.,Institute Microbiologia Prof Paulo Of Goes | And 9 more authors.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology | Year: 2011

A novel yeast species within the Metschnikowiaceae is described based on a strain from the sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) rhizoplane of an organically managed farm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The D1/D2 domain of the large subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequence analysis showed that the closest related species were Candida tsuchiyae with 86.2% and Candida thailandica with 86.7% of sequence identity. All three are anamorphs in the Clavispora opuntiae clade. The name Candida middelhoveniana sp. nov. is proposed to accommodate this highly divergent organism with the type strain Instituto de Microbiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (IMUFRJ) 51965 T (=Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS) 12306 T, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)-70 T, DBVPG 8031 T) and the GenBank/EMBL/DDBJ accession number for the D1/D2 domain LSU rDNA sequence is FN428871. The Mycobank deposit number is MB 519801. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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