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FEMS Yeast Res. 2005 Dec;5(12):1157-65. Epub 2005 Jun 29.

Sequence-based identification of species belonging to the genus Debaryomyces.

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Departamento de Biotecnología de los Alimentos, Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos CSIC, P.O. Box 73, E-46100 Burjassot, València, Spain.

Abstract

In the present study we assessed the identification by sequence analysis of the 15 species belonging to the genus Debaryomyces. We found that the following species can be identified both quickly and correctly by direct sequence comparison of the ribosomal 5.8S-ITS region: D. carsonii, D. etchelsii, D. maramus, D. melissophilus, D. occidentalis and D. yamadae. In contrast, the species D. castellii, D. coudertii, D. hansenii, D. nepalensis, D. polymorphus, D. pseudopolymorphus, D. robertsiae, D. udenii and D. vanrijiae showed high sequence similarity in ribosomal regions with one or several species. In these cases, sequence comparison of the ACT1 gene is proposed to ensure unequivocal strain designation.

PMID:
16014342
DOI:
10.1016/j.femsyr.2005.05.002
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