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A population genomics insight into the Mediterranean origins of wine yeast domestication
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It is shown that three horizontally transmitted regions, previously described to contain genes relevant to wine fermentation, are present in the Wine group but not in the Mediterranean oak group, which represents a major discontinuity between the two populations and is likely to denote a domestication fingerprint in wine yeasts.
Two new species of Kazachstania that form ascospores connected by a belt-like intersporal body: Kazachstania zonata and Kazachstania gamospora.
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Four strains of ascomycetous yeasts were isolated from samples collected at two locations in southern Japan and indicated that they represented two new and closely related species of the genus Kazachstania.
Depolarized cell growth precedes filamentation during the process of ethanol-induced pseudohyphal formation in the yeast Candida tropicalis.
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An initial effect of ethanol on C. tropicalis cells appeared to be depolarization of cell growth, and the resulting swollen cells grew as polar pseudohyphal cells.
Candida potacharoeniae sp. nov. and Candida spenceri sp. nov., two novel galactose-containing ascomycetous anamorphic yeast species isolated in Thailand.
Fifteen strains of anamorphic yeasts isolated from various natural substrates collected in various places in Thailand were found to represent two novel species of anamorphic yeast genus Candida based
Method for identifying heat-resistant fungi of the genus Neosartorya.
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The PCR method of differentiating and identifying Neosartorya and A. fumigatus using specific primer sets is developed, which are rapid and simple with extremely high specificity.
Functional characterization of PMT2, encoding a protein-O-mannosyltransferase, in the human pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.
Diazobenzoic acid B (DBB), also known as diazonium blue B or fast blue B, can be used to distinguish basidiomycetous yeasts from ascomycetes. This chemical has long been used for the taxonomic study
Ogataea paradorogensis sp. nov., a novel methylotrophic ascomycetous yeast species isolated from galleries of ambrosia beetles in Japan, with a close relation to Pichia dorogensis.
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Two yeast strains isolated from galleries of ambrosia beetles in Japan and maintained in NITE Biological Resource Center (NBRC) as Pichia pini were found to represent a hitherto undescribed species, described as Ogataea paradorogensis sp.
Isolation of basidiomycetous anamorphic yeast-like fungus Meira argovae found on Japanese bamboo
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Phylogenetic analysis based on the D1-D2 domain demonstrated that Meira species and teleomorphic Dicellomyces species, which include a bamboo leaf parasite, D. gloeosporus, formed sister clades.
Candida kanchanaburiensis sp. nov., a new ascomycetous yeast species related to Pichia nakazawae isolated in Thailand.
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Three yeast strains isolated from the fruit body of a mushroom, Coprinus sp.
Inductions of germ tube and hyphal formations are controlled by mRNA synthesis inhibitor in Candida albicans.
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The condition the authors found which allows only germination but not budding or filamentation might be convenient to use in screening genes involved in the initial stage of morphological change in C. albicans.
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