Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 77, Issue 2, pp 153–157 | Cite as

Cryptococcus adeliensis sp. nov., a xylanase producing basidiomycetous yeast from Antarctica

  • Gloria Scorzetti
  • Ioan Petrescu
  • David Yarrow
  • Jack W. Fell


Cryptococcus adeliensis sp. nov. (CBS 8351) is described based on phenotypic characteristics and molecular sequence analysis of the D1/D2 large subunit and internal transcribed spacer regions of the ribosomal DNA. Molecular comparisons include species closely related to Cryptococcus albidus and several species isolated from the Antarctic. C. adeliensis, which has a cold-adapted xylanase, was isolated from Terre Adelie, Antarctica. ATCC 34633, which has a mesophilic xylanase, was identified as Cryptococcus albidosimilis.

Antarctic yeast Basidiomycete Cryptococcus adeliensis sp. nov. nucleotide sequence analysis xylanase 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gloria Scorzetti
    • 1
  • Ioan Petrescu
    • 2
  • David Yarrow
    • 3
  • Jack W. Fell
    • 4
  1. 1.Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric ScienceKey BiscayneUSA
  2. 2.European Synchrotron Radiation FacilityGrenobleFrance
  3. 3.Yeast DivisionCentraalbureau voor SchimmelculturesDelftNetherlands
  4. 4.Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric ScienceKey BiscayneUSA

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