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Scheffersomyces coipomoensis. Image by David Krause.
Scheffersomyces coipomoensis. Image by David Krause.

Scheffersomyces coipomoensis (formerly Candida coipomoensis) has been sequenced due to its membership in a genus that contains numerous D-xylose fermenting yeasts, which could lend insight into how this trait has evolved. It was first isolated from decayed wood in southern Chile (1), and has also been subsequently isolated from other habitats, including a high-altitude lake in Patagonia (2). Multi-locus sequence typing has revealed that this species is most closely related to Scheffersomyces queiroziae, a known xylose fermenter (3).

1. Ramirez C & Gonzalez A. (1984). Five new filamentous, glucose-fermenting Candida isolated from decayed wood in the evergreen rainy Valdivian forest of southern Chile. Mycopathologia. (88):84
2. Libkind D, Moline M, Sampaio JP, Broock MV. (2009). Yeasts from high-altitude lakes: influence of UV radiation. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 69(3):353-362
3. Urbina H & Blackwell M. (2012). Multilocus Phylogenetic Study of the Scheffersomyces Yeast Clade and Characterization of the N-Terminal Region of Xylose Reductase Gene. PLOS One. 7(6):e39128.