Aspergillus brasiliensis sp. nov., a biseriate black Aspergillus species with world-wide distribution

János Varga, Sándor Kocsubé, Beáta Tóth, Jens Christian Frisvad, Giancarlo Perrone, Antonia Susca, Martin Meijer, Robert A. Samson

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    A novel species, Aspergillus brasiliensis sp. nov., is described within Aspergillus section Nigri. This species can be distinguished from other black aspergilli based on intergenic transcribed region, beta-tubulin and calmodulin gene sequences, by amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis and by extrolite profiles. A. brasiliensis isolates produced naphtho-gamma-pyrones, tensidol A and B and pyrophen in common with Aspergiflus niger and Aspergillus tubingensis, but also several unique compounds, justifying their treatment as representing a separate species. None of the isolates were found to produce ochratoxin A, kotanins, funalenone or pyranonigrins. The novel species was most closely related to A. niger, and was isolated from soil from Brazil, Australia, USA and The Netherlands, and from grape berries from Portugal. The type strain of Aspergillus brasiliensis sp. nov. is CBS 101740(T) (=IM 1381727(T) = IBT 21946(T)).
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
    Pages (from-to)1925-1932
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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