Franziozyma bambusicola Q.M. Wang, D. Begerow and M. Groenew, in Li, Wang et al., Frontiers in Microbiology 12(no. 777338): 24 (2022)
Etymology: the specific epithet bambusicola refers to the origin of the substrate of the type strain of this species.
Diagnosis: After 10 days at 17◦C on 5% malt extract agar, colonies are cream, soft or tough, usually glabrous, or sometimes pubescent, shiny or dull, ridged, and with an eroded margin. Hyphae are narrow and cylindrical, usually 1.0–1.3 × 30–60 µm, sometimes regularly branched. Chlamydospores occur intercalarily or terminally and are single, subglobose or ellipsoidal, 4.0–6.0 × 6–10 µm. Sexual structures are not produced on YM, YPD, V8, and CM agars. Ballistoconidia are ellipsoidal orallantoid, 2.3–2.7 × 13.6– 18.2 µm.
Glucose is not fermented. Glucose, sucrose, maltose, cellobiose, trehalose, raffinose, inulin, soluble starch, glycerol, erythritol, D-mannitol, and D-glucitol are assimilated. Galactose, L-sorbose, lactose, melibiose, melezitose, D-xylose, L-arabinose, D-arabinose, D-ribose, L-rhamnose, D-glucosamine, methanol, ethanol, ribitol, galactitol, α-Methyl-D-glucoside, salicin, D Llactate, and succinate, citrate, myo-inositol, and hexadecane are not assimilated. The maximum growth temperature is 22◦C. Growth in the vitamin-free medium is weak. No starch-like substrate is produced. Growth does not occur on 50% (w/w) glucose-yeast extract agar Urease and Diazonium blue B reactions are positive.
Index Fungorum Number: IF839573
Li, YY; Wang, MM; Groenewald, M; Li, AH; Guo, YT; Wu, F; Zhang, BQ; Tanaka, E; Wang, QM; Bai, FY; Begerow, D. 2022. Proposal of Two New Combinations, Twenty New Species, Four New Genera, One New Family, and One New Order for the Anamorphic Basidiomycetous Yeast Species in Ustilaginomycotina. Frontiers in Microbiology. 12(no. 777338):1-27.