Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 50, Issue 6, pp 494–498

Taxonomic reclassification ofCandida stellata DBVPG 3827


  • M. Šipiczki
    • Department of GeneticsUniversity of Debrecen
    • Research Group for Microbial Developmental GeneticsHungarian Academy of Sciences
  • M. Ciani
    • Dipartimento di Scienze degli AlimentiUniversità Politecnica delle Marche
    • Dipartimento di Biotecnologie Agrarie ed AmbientaliUniversita degli Studi di Ancona
  • H. Csoma
    • Department of GeneticsUniversity of Debrecen

DOI: 10.1007/BF02931436

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Šipiczki, M., Ciani, M. & Csoma, H. Folia Microbiol (2005) 50: 494. doi:10.1007/BF02931436


We present data demonstrating that the strain DBVPG 3827 does not belong toC. stellata. From the results of physiological analysis, electrophoretic karyotyping, the PCR-RFLP of the ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 region and the nucleotide sequence of the D1/D2 domain of the 26S rDNA it can be concluded that DBVPG 3827 is a strain ofStarmerella bombicola. This finding, and the recent observation thatC. stellata can easily be confused withC. zemplinina in tests of conventional taxonomy, urges a critical revision of the enological role(s) attributed by researchers toC. stellata.

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