Ching-Fu Lee

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BACKGROUND Independent surveys across the globe led to the proposal of a new basidiomycetous yeast genus within the Bulleromyces clade of the Tremellales, Bandoniozyma gen. nov., with seven new species. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS The species were characterized by multiple methods, including the analysis of D1/D2 and ITS nucleotide sequences, and(More)
Genetic hybridization, sequence and karyotypic analyses of natural Saccharomyces yeasts isolated in different regions of Taiwan revealed three biological species: Saccharomyces arboricola, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces kudriavzevii. Intraspecies variability of the D1/D2 and ITS1 rDNA sequences was detected among S. cerevisiae and S.(More)
Nine anamorphic, ascomycetous yeast strains belonging to the Pichia anomala clade were recovered from forest soil in 2006 in Taiwan. The nine yeast strains represent four novel yeast species based on the sequences of their D1/D2 domain of the large subunit (LSU) rRNA gene and their physiological characteristics. The scientific names of Candida dajiaensis(More)
A new ascomycetous yeast species, Candida neustonensis is proposed in this study based on four strains (SN92T, SN47, SJ22, SJ25) isolated from sea surface microlayer in Taiwan. These four yeast strains were morphologically, physiologically and phylogenetically identical to each other. No sexual reproduction was observed on 5% malt extract agar, corn meal(More)
Six yeast strains of a novel anamorphic yeast species were isolated from natural samples collected in Thailand (RV60T and LYSM9), Taiwan (SC5L04 and GE19S05), and Japan (JCM 11058 and JCM 11059). Analysis of the D1/D2 domain of the large subunit rRNA gene sequences revealed that the sequences of five strains (LYSM9, SC5L04, GE19S05, JCM 11058, and JCM(More)
During a survey of unidentified yeast isolates deposited in the UNESCO-MIRCEN Biotechnological Yeast Culture Collection housed at the Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology of the University of the Free State, one isolate obtained from soil in South Africa showed 100 % identity in D1/D2 rDNA sequence with undescribed basidiomycetous(More)
Three aqueous extracts of dietary materials of Chinese leek (leek flower stem, soft leek and green leek) and two other reference extracts of Allium plants were used to investigate the antibacterial effects against Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli. All the tested strains of Campylobacter species were isolated from chickens. The minimum(More)
During surveys on yeast diversity in forest soils from Taiwan and Thailand, ten yeast strains isolated from different samples were found to have similar molecular and physiological characteristics. Sequence analysis of small subunit (SSU) rDNA, the D1/D2 domain of large subunit (LSU) rDNA and internal transcribed spacer (ITS)-5.8S rDNA demonstrated that(More)
A new ascomycetous yeast species, Kazachstania jiainicus, is proposed based on two strains isolated from soil in Taiwan. The species is characterized by forming one or two globose spores in each ascus, fermenting glucose and galactose and assimilating few carbon and nitrogen compounds. Genus assignment and distinction of the strains from recognized species(More)
Four arthroconidium-producing yeasts were isolated from the gut of wood-inhabiting tenebrionid and passalid beetles. The rRNA genes of these yeast strains were sequenced, compared and analysed. The sequence results and other taxonomic characterizations placed two of the strains into Trichosporon porosum, and the remaining strains, EH024(T) and EH026 which(More)