Aspergillus uvarum sp. nov., an uniseriate black Aspergillus species isolated from grapes in Europe

Giancarlo Perrone, János Varga, Antonia Susca, Jens Christian Frisvad, Gaetano Stea, Sándor Kocsube, Beáta Tóth, Zofia Kozakiewicz, Robert A. Samson

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    Abstract

    A novel species, Aspergillus uvarum sp. nov., is described within Aspergillus section Nigri. This species can be distinguished from other black aspergilli based on internal transcribed spacers (ITS), beta-tubulin and calmodulin gene sequences, by AFLP analysis and by extrolite profiles. Aspergillus uvarum sp. nov. isolates produced secalonic acid, common to other Aspergillus japonicus-related taxa, and geodin, erdin and dihydrogeodin, which are not produced by any other black aspergilli. None of the isolates were found to produce ochratoxin A. The novel species is most closely related to two atypical strains of Aspergillus aculeatus, CBS 114.80 and CBS 620.78, and was isolated from grape berries in Portugal, Italy, France, Israel, Greece and Spain. The type strain of Aspergillus uvarum sp. nov. is IMI 388523(T)=CBS 127591(T)= ITEM 4834(T)= IBT26606(T).
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
    Volume58
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)1032-1039
    ISSN1466-5026
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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