Penicillium excelsum sp. nov from the Brazil Nut Tree Ecosystem in the Amazon Basin'

Marta Hiromi Taniwaki, John I Pitt, Beatriz T. Iamanaka, Fernanda P. Massi, Maria Helena P Fungaro, Jens Christian Frisvad

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    A new Penicillium species, P. excelsum, is described here using morphological characters, extrolite and partial sequence data from the ITS, β-tubulin and calmodulin genes. It was isolated repeatedly using samples of nut shells and flowers from the brazil nut tree, Bertolletia excelsa, as well as bees and ants from the tree ecosystem in the Amazon rainforest. The species produces andrastin A, curvulic acid, penicillic acid and xanthoepocin, and has unique partial β-tubulin and calmodulin gene sequences. The holotype of P. excelsum is CCT 7772, while ITAL 7572 and IBT 31516 are cultures derived from the holotype.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere0143189
    JournalP L o S One
    Issue number12
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    © 2015 Taniwaki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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