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Candida ecuadorensis sp. nov., an ascomycetous yeast species found in two separate regions of Ecuador
- James, Stephen A., Carvajal Barriga, Enrique Javier, Barahona, Patricia Portero, Cross, Kathryn, Bond, Christopher J., Roberts, Ian N.
- International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 2013 v.63 no.Pt 1 pp. 393-397
- Candida, Metschnikowia, biodiversity, cattle manure, genes, mangrove forests, phylogeny, ribosomal RNA, wood, yeasts, Ecuador, Thailand
- In the course of an on-going study aimed at cataloguing the natural yeast biodiversity found in Ecuador, two strains (CLQCA 13-025 and CLQCA 20-004T) were isolated from samples of cow manure and rotten wood collected in two separate provinces of the country (Orellana and Bolívar). These strains were found to represent a novel yeast species based on the sequences of their D1/D2 domain of the large-subunit (LSU) rRNA gene and their physiological characteristics. Phylogenetic analysis based on LSU D1/D2 sequences revealed this novel species to belong to the Metschnikowia clade and to be most closely related to Candida suratensis, a species recently discovered in a mangrove forest in Thailand. The species name of Candida ecuadorensis sp. nov. is proposed to accommodate these strains, with strain CLQCA 20-004T ( = CBS 12653T = NCYC 3782T) designated as the type strain.