Aspergillus saccharolyticus sp. nov., a new black Aspergillus species isolated in Denmark

Annette Sørensen, Peter S. Lübeck, Mette Lübeck, Kristian Fog Nielsen, Birgitte K. Ahring, Philip J. Teller, Jens Christian Frisvad

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    A novel species, Aspergillus saccharolyticus sp. nov., belonging to the Aspergillus section Nigri group is described. This species was isolated in Denmark from treated hardwood. Its taxonomic status was determined using a polyphasic taxonomic approach including phenotypic (morphology and extrolite profiles) and molecular (β-tubulin, internal transcribed spacer and calmodulin gene sequences, and universally primed PCR fingerprinting) analysis. Phenotypic and molecular data enabled this novel species to be clearly distinguished from other black aspergilli. A. saccharolyticus is a uniseriate Aspergillus species that is morphologically similar to Aspergillus japonicus and Aspergillus aculeatus, but has a totally different extrolite profile compared to any known Aspergillus species. The type strain of A. saccharolyticus sp. nov. is CBS 127449T ( = IBT 28509T).
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
    Pages (from-to)3077-3083
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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