Ogataea thermophila sp. nov., the teleomorph of Candida thermophila

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-496
Number of pages3
JournalFEMS Yeast Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2007



  • Candida thermophila
  • Ogataea thermophila
  • Yeast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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