Metschnikowia viticola sp. nov., a new yeast species from grape

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Two yeast strains, producing needle-shaped ascospores under suitable conditions, were isolated from grapes grown in Hungary. Based on these two strains, Metschnikowia viticolia (type strain NCAIM Y.01705, CBS 9950, JCM 12561) is proposed as a new yeast species. Considering its phenotypic features, the restriction fragment patterns of 18S rDNA and the sequence of the D1/D2 domain of 26S rDNA, the proposed new species is closely related to Candida kofuensis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalAntonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2005


  • Metschnikowia viticola
  • New yeast species
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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