In previous studies workers have shown that three yeast strains (strains US-7, 82, and 101) have biological control activity against various postharvest fungal pathogens of fruits and vegetables, including Penicillium rots of apples and citrus and Botrytis rot of apples. In these reports the researchers have described these strains as Debaryomyces hansenii (anamorph, Candida famata) or Candida sp. strains. In this study we performed additional physiological, DNA reassociation, and mannan characterization tests that clearly established a new taxonomic classification for these strains, Candida guilliermondii. We also propose amendment of the physiological test profile in the taxonomic description of C. guilliermondii
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