Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3581
Title: A novel psychrotolerant member of the hymenomycetous yeasts from Antarctica: 'Cryptococcus watticus' sp. nov.
Contributor(s): Guffogg, Sharon Patricia (author); Thomas-Hall, Skye (author); Holloway, Paul (author); Watson, Kenneth  (author)
Publication Date: 2004
DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.02877-0
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3581
Abstract: Soil, snow and organic material, collected in November 1997 from the Vestvold Hills, Davis Base, Antarctica, were screened for yeasts. Two isolates, which were shown to be indistinguishable by rDNA sequencing and protein analysis by SDS-PAGE, are described in this communication as a novel species, Cryptococcus watticus sp. nov. (type culture, CBS 9496^T=NRRL Y-27556^T). Sequence analyses of the 26S rDNA D1/D2 region placed C. watticus in the hymenomycetous yeasts in a cluster with Holtermannia corniformis and Cryptococcus nyarrowii. This species has been allocated to the genus Cryptococcus on the basis of physiological and morphological characteristics.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 54(0), p. 275-277
Publisher: Society for General Microbiology
Place of Publication: England, UK
ISSN: 1466-5026
Field of Research (FOR): 060399 Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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