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Nadsonia fulvescens var. elongata DSM 6958 is characterized by a unique life cycle. It is one of the few yeasts that divide by bipolar budding, but it is not closely related to other species characterized by bipolar budding. Following conjugation between the parent and the first budding cell, the zygote moves into a second bud formed at the opposite end of the parent cell.  A septum then arises between the parental cell and the second bud and the new bud becomes an ascus.  This species forms ubiquinone with a side chain of six isoprene units. Based on current phylogeny, related species form ubiquinone with nine isoprene units, thus providing an unusual contrast.

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