Zygotorulaspora chibaensis sp. Nov. and zygotorulaspora danielsina sp. nov., novel ascomycetous yeast species from tree bark and soil

Cláudia Carvalho, André Tomás, Diego Libkind, Yumi Imanishi, José Paulo Sampaio

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Multiple isolates belonging to the ascomycetous genus Zygotorulaspora were obtained from forest soils and tree bark in Shiba Prefecture in Japan, and Lake Daniels, Lewis Pass, in New Zealand. Phylogenetic analyses employing combined sequences of the D1/D2 domain and ITS region support the recognition of two new species:Zygotorulaspora chibaensis sp. nov. (type strain PYCC 6970T =CBS 15364T) and Zygotorulaspora danielsina sp. nov. (type strain PYCC 6984T =CBS 15365T). Both species are able to grow on D-xylose and L-arabinose and at 35° C, unlike Zygotorulaspora florentina and Zygotorulaspora mrakii, the other two species in the genus.

Original languageEnglish
Article number002889
Pages (from-to)2633-2637
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018



  • Ascomycete yeast
  • Bark microbiology
  • New yeast species
  • Soil microbiology
  • Zygotorulaspora

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