SANGORRIN marcela paula
Candida patagonica sp.nov., a new yeast species from cellar surfaces
SANGORRIN, M.P.; LOPES, C.A.; BELLOCH, C.; QUEROL, A.; CABALLERO, A.C.
ANTON LEEUW INT. J. G.
Lugar: Netherlands. ; Año: 2007 vol. 92 p. 77 - 81
A novel anamorphic yeast species belonging to the genus Candida was isolated from cellars surfaces in North-Patagonia. Morphological and physiological observations, as well as phylogenetic analyses, were performed. Pseudomycelium was plentifully produced. No sexual reproduction was observed. From sequence analysis of the 26S rDNA D1/D2 region, C. bituminiphila and Z. hellenicus were the closest species with 40 and 79 bp substitutions, respectively. Candida bituminiphila physiologically differed from the novel species by its ability to assimilate sucrose and erythritol, not fermenting any sugars, growing without some vitamin compounds and growing at 40ºC. All these data support the hypothesis that the yeast, named Candida patagonica, is a novel species related to C. bituminiphila. The type strain is UNCOMA 159.5 (= CECT 12029 = CBS 10443).