Cryptococcus festucosus sp. nov. a new hymenomycetous yeast in the Holtermannia clade

Wladyslav I. Golubev, José P. Sampaio, Leonor Alves, Nikita W. Golubev

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Five yeast strains belonging to the genus Cryptococcus Vuillemin were isolated from steppe plants and turf collected in the Prioksko-terrasny biosphere reserve (Moscow region, Russia). Sequence analyses of the D1/D2 domains of the 26S rDNA and of the internal transcribed spacer region revealed that these yeast strains and strain CBS 8016 have almost identical sequences and belong to the Holtermannia clade of the Tremellomycetidae (Basidiomycota, Hymenomycetes). A novel species named Cryptococcus festucosus (type strain VKM Y-2930) is proposed to accommodate these strains. Physiological characteristics and mycocin sensitivity patterns distinguishing Cryptococcus festucosus from the other species of this clade are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1001-1006
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal Of Microbiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004


  • Cryptococcus
  • Holtermannia
  • Mycocin sensitivity
  • rDNA sequencing


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