Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 108, Issue 4, pp 803–809 | Cite as

Description of Martiniozyma gen. nov. and transfer of seven Candida species to Saturnispora as new combinations

  • Cletus P. Kurtzman
Original Paper


DNA sequence analysis has shown Candida abiesophila (NRRL Y-11514T, CBS 5366T) and Candida asiatica (NRRL Y-63747T, CBS 10863T) to be members of a small clade that is phylogenetically separate from other yeasts. In view of their isolation from neighboring genera, such as Pichia and Saturnispora, the two anamorphic species are proposed for transfer to Martiniozyma gen. nov. (MycoBank MB 812061) with Martiniozyma abiesophila designated as type species (MycoBank MB 812062). In keeping with the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, which specifies that related anamorphic and teleomorphic species can be assigned to the same genus, the following Candida species are transferred to Saturnispora to conform with their phylogenetic placement: Candida diversa (NRRL Y-5713T), Candida halmiae (CBS 11009T), Candida sanitii (CBS 10864T), Candida sekii (CBS 10931T), Candida siamensis (CBS 11022T), Candida silvae (NRRL Y-6725T) and Candida suwanaritii (CBS 11021T).


Martiniozyma gen. nov. Saturnispora New yeast species combinations 



Thanks are given to Christie J. Robnett for sequence determinations. The mention of trade names or commercial products in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information and does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens and Mycology Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization ResearchAgricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of AgriculturePeoriaUSA

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