Ascospore formation was observed in the type strain of Candida thermophila Shin K-S, Shin YK, Yoon and Park on some yeast sporulation media. In addition, a further sporulating strain was found that proved to be conspecific with C. thermophila on the basis of sequences of the D1/D2 domain of the large-subunit (26S) rRNA gene and the internal transcribed spacer (ITS)1-5.8S rRNA gene - ITS2 region. Therefore, Ogataea thermophila Péter, Tornai-Lehoczki, Shin K-S & Dlauchy sp. nov. is proposed as the teleomorph of C. thermophila. The type strain is Y94T=JCM 10994T=KCCM 50661T=KCTC 17233T.
- Candida thermophila
- Ogataea thermophila
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology