Massive isolation and identification of Saccharomyces paradoxus yeasts from plant phyllosphere
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- Glushakova, A.M., Ivannikova, Y.V., Naumova, E.S. et al. Microbiology (2007) 76: 205. doi:10.1134/S0026261707020129
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Year-round studies of epiphytic yeast communities revealed that the number of ascosporogenous yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces inhabiting living and decaying leaves of some plants increased considerably in certain short periods (at the beginning of summer and in winter). Massive isolation of saccharomycetes was performed from 11 plant species; earlier, these yeasts had been revealed mainly in sugar-rich substrates. The isolates were identified as Saccharomyces paradoxus based on their physiological properties and RELP analysis of 5.8S-ITS. Possible reasons for short-term increases in the number of saccharomycetes in plant phyllosphere are discussed.