Ogataea mangiferae sp. nov., a methylotrophic yeast isolated from mango leaves

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2015 Jun;65(Pt 6):1855-1859. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.000194. Epub 2015 Mar 19.


Five strains of a novel methanol-assimilating yeast species were isolated from mango (Mangifera indica) leaves collected at the campus of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. The sequences of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region and the D1/D2 domains of the large subunit of the rRNA gene showed that this species belongs to the Ogataea clade and is related to O. allantospora, O. chonburiensis, O. dorogensis, O. kodamae, O. paradorogensis and Candida xyloterini (Ogataea clade). The novel species differs in the D1/D2 domains of the large subunit of the rRNA gene by 12 to 40 substitutions from these Ogataea species. The name Ogataea mangiferae sp. nov. is proposed for this novel species. The type strain of Ogataea mangiferae sp. nov. is UFMG-CM-Y253T ( = CBS 13492T). The Mycobank number is MB 811646.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • DNA, Fungal / genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal Spacer / genetics
  • Genes, rRNA
  • Mangifera / microbiology*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mycological Typing Techniques
  • Phylogeny*
  • Plant Leaves / microbiology*
  • Saccharomycetales / classification*
  • Saccharomycetales / genetics
  • Saccharomycetales / isolation & purification
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA


  • DNA, Fungal
  • DNA, Ribosomal Spacer

Associated data

  • GENBANK/KF585022