Blastobotrys bombycis sp. Nov., a d-xylose-fermenting yeast isolated from the gut of the silkworm larva bombyx mori

Delicia Avilla Barretto, Rameshwar Avchar, Cláudia Carvalho, José Paulo Sampaio, Shyam Kumar Vootla, Abhishek Baghela

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The gut of insects harbors a yeast community that is still poorly understood. Here, a novel species of the ascomycetous genus Blastobotrys is proposed based on a yeast strain isolated from the larval gut of the silkworm Bombyx mori (Order Lepidoptera). The novel species is closely related to Blastobotrys aristata and Blastobotrys elegans on the basis of the results of molecular phylogenetic analyses. A preliminary screening revealed that it produces 1.5 g l 1 ethanol by fermenting 5 % D-xylose. The novel species, that represents the first report, to our knowledge, of yeast isolation from silkworms, is described as Blastobotrys bombycis sp. nov. (type strain RAAB001 T =CBS 15274 T =PYCC 8105 T =MCC 1427 T ; MycoBank accession number MB 825095).

Original languageEnglish
Article number002890
Pages (from-to)2638-2643
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume68
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Blastobotrys
  • Bombyx mori
  • D-xylose-fermenting yeast
  • Insect gut
  • New yeast species
  • Saccharomycetes yeast

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Blastobotrys bombycis sp. Nov., a d-xylose-fermenting yeast isolated from the gut of the silkworm larva bombyx mori'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this