Cryptotrichosporon argae sp. nov., cryptotrichosporon brontae sp. nov. and Cryptotrichosporon steropae sp. nov., isolated from forest soils

Ana Pontes, Oliver Röhl, Cristina Maldonado, Andrey M. Yurkov, José Paulo Sampaio

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Yeast strains belonging to the basidiomycetous genus Cryptotrichosporon were isolated from forest soils in Serra da Arrábida Natural Park in Portugal. Similar to the already-known representatives of this genus, the new isolates formed pigmented colonies of a distinctive pale orange colour. Phylogenetic analyses employing concatenated sequences of the D1/D2 domains of the 26S (large subunit) rRNA gene and the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region supported the recognition of three novel species: Cryptotrichosporon argae sp. nov. (type strain CM 19T=CBS 14376T=PYCC 7010T=DSM 104550T; MycoBank accession number MB 817168), Cryptotrichosporon brontae sp. nov. (type strain CM 1562T=CBS 14303T=PYCC 7011T=DSM 104551T; MycoBank accession number MB 817077) and Cryptotrichosporon steropae sp. nov. (type strain OR 395T=CBS 14302T=PYCC 7012T=DSM 104552T; MycoBank accession number MB 817078).

Original languageEnglish
Article number002177
Pages (from-to)3610-3614
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017



  • Basidiomycete yeast
  • Cryptotrichosporon
  • Mediterranean forests
  • New yeast species
  • Soil microbiology

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