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Mrakia curviuscula sp. nov.: A New Psychrophilic Yeast from Forest Substrates


Seven strains with similar characteristics from the laboratory collection of yeasts isolated from forest substrates collected in the central part of European Russia corresponded to none of the known yeast species. Based on the study of their life cycle, physiological characteristics, and the nucleotide composition of their DNA and taking into account the data of PCR analysis with universal primers, the strains were ascribed to a new psychrophilic yeast species, Mrakia curviuscula sp. nov.

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Bab'eva, I.P., Lisichkina, G.A., Reshetova, I.S. et al. Mrakia curviuscula sp. nov.: A New Psychrophilic Yeast from Forest Substrates. Microbiology 71, 449–454 (2002).

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  • psychrophilic yeasts
  • UP-PCR
  • new yeast species
  • Mrakia