An amendment of Aspergillus section Candidi based on chemotaxonomical evidence

L. Rahbaek, Jens Christian Frisvad, C. Christophersen

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    A novel 2,2 '-epoxy-terphenyllin, candidusin C, in addition to the well known secondary metabolites terphenyllin, 3-hydroxyterpenyllin and chlorflavonin, has been isolated from the chemically unexplored fungus Aspergillus campestris. The latter three are known secondary metabolites from Aspergillus candidus and therefore a large number of Aspergilli were screened for production of these compounds to see whether they could be regarded as chemotaxonomical indicators of section membership in the monotypic Aspergillus section Candidi. The results indicated that A. campestris and A. taichungensis should be placed in Candidi and this was further confirmed by morphological and physiological similarities. Three species outside the section Candidi produced candidusin related secondary metabolites: Aspergillus arenarius, A. ellipticus and Penicillium raistrickii. Chlorflavonin, however, was only found in section Candidi. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)581-586
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


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