What does "f.a." stand for in the name of the "Wickerhamomyces menglaensis f.a." yeast species mentioned in this article https://ijs.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/ijsem/10.1099/ijsem.0.003350 ?
"Forma asexualis" as explained in another paper
The authors favor the use of the expression forma asexualis (f.a.) in the description of anamorphic species of the genus Cystobasidium and this decision follows the current practice of reclassification of asexual yeast taxa (see e.g. Lachance 2012; Groenewald and Smith 2013; Daniel et al. 2013; Selbmann et al. 2014)
- Lachance MA (2012) In defense of yeast sexual life cycles: the forma asexualis: an informal proposal. Yeast Newslett 61:24–25