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Naganishia qatarensis sp. nov. novel basidiomycetous yeast species from hypersaline marine environment

World Yeast Congress
May 14-15, 2018 | Montreal, Canada

Rashmi Fotedar, Jack W. Fell, Anjana Anand, Ameena Al Malaki, Aisha Zeyara, Anna Kolecka and Teun Boekhout Masoud Al Marri

Department of Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology Centre, Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Qatar

Posters & Accepted Abstracts : Arch Ind Biotechnol


Two yeast strains isolated from the hypersaline marine environment from inland sea, Qatar, were classified as members of the genus Naganishia based on sequence analysis of the D1/D2 domains of the large subunit rRNA gene and the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions. The rRNA gene sequence analyses indicated that the two strains represented a novel species of the genus Naganishia, for which the name Naganishia qatarensis sp. nov. is proposed. They clustered in a strongly supported clade represented by Naganishia albidus in the Tremellales group in the phylogenetic tree drawn from ITS and D1/D2 sequence. The new species grows at 4°C and 35°C. The significance of findings will be discussed. e: [email protected]


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