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 Colonies. Growth in 5% malt extract: after 3 days at 25°C, the cells are globose, ellipsoidal or cylindroidal, (3.5-7.0) × (4.0-11.0) μm, single, in pairs or in clusters. After one month at 20°C, a sediment and a ring are present. Growth on 5% malt agar: after one month at 20°C, the streak culture is cream-coloured to tan, fairly flat and smooth to raised and wrinkled or folded, often sectored, glossy or dull, margin undulating or lobate and sometimes fringed with pseudohyphae. Growth on the surface of assimilation media: pellicles are not formed. Dalmau plate culture on morphology agar: pseudohyphae are usually formed. Teleomorph. Formation of ascospores: vegetative cells are transformed directly into asci containing one to four globose to subglobose ascospores. Sporulation was observed on acetate agar after 4 days at 25°C. 

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