Kodamaea transpacifica f.a., sp. nov., a yeast species isolated from ephemeral flowers and insects in the galápagos islands and Malaysia: Further evidence for ancient human transpacific contacts

Larissa F.D. Freitas, Enrique Javier Carvajal Barriga, Patricia Portero Barahona, Marc André Lachance, Carlos A. Rosa

Producción científica: Contribución a una revistaArtículorevisión exhaustiva

15 Citas (Scopus)


Twenty-four yeast strains were isolated from ephemeral flowers of Ipomoea spp. and Datura sp. and their associated insects in the Galápagos Archipelago, Ecuador, and from Ipomoea spp. and associated insects in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. Sequences of the D1/D2 domains of the large subunit rRNA gene indicated that these strains belong to a novel yeast species of the Kodamaea clade, although the formation of ascospores was not observed. The closest relative is Candida restingae. The human-mediated dispersion of this species by transpacific contacts in ancient times is suggested. The name Kodamaea transpacifica f.a., sp. nov. is proposed to accommodate these isolates. The type strain is CLQCA-24i-070T (5CBS 12823T5NCYC 3852T); MycoBank number MB 803609.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)4324-4329
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
N.ºPART 11
EstadoPublicada - nov. 2013

Citar esto