A species Schizoblastosporion starkeyi-henricii is common in peats and peaty soils. Fifteen strains of this species isolated from Europe and East Falkland Island were found homogenous in cultural, morphological and physiological characters, with the exception of one strain that was sensitive to elevated osmotic pressure. Analyses of the D1/D2 region of the 26S rDNA and internal transcribed spacers (ITS) confirm that these strains and also Asian isolates are conspecific. Our results show that ecological factors but not geographic distances determine the global distribution of yeast fungi.
- global geographic range
- microbial distribution
- yeast fungi
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology