Starmerella vitis f.a., sp. nov., a yeast species isolated from flowers and grapes

Neža Čadež, João Drumonde-Neves, Matthias Sipiczki, Dénes Dlauchy, Teresa Lima, Célia Pais, Dorit Schuller, Ricardo Franco-Duarte, Marc André Lachance, Gábor Péter

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A novel yeast species of Starmerella vitis f.a. sp. nov. is proposed to accommodate five strains isolated from flowers, grapes and an insect in the Azores, Canada, Hungary, Palau and Taiwan. As the strains were genetically distinct, we used parsimony network analysis based on ITS-D1/D2 sequences to delineate the species in a statistically objective manner. According to sequence comparisons and phylogenetic analysis, the novel species is most closely related to Starmerella lactis-condensi. The two species cannot be distinguished by conventional physiological tests. The type strain of Starmerella vitis f.a., sp. nov. is CBS 16418T; Mycobank number MB 835251.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1289-1298
Number of pages10
JournalAntonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2020


  • Ascomycetous yeast
  • High-sugar environment
  • New yeast species
  • Starmerella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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