New Talaromyces species from indoor environments in China

A.J. Chen, B.D. Sun, J. Houbraken, Jens Christian Frisvad, N. Yilmaz, Y.G. Zhou, R.A. Samson

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    Talaromyces contains both asexual and sexually reproducing species. This genus is divided in seven sections and currently has 105 accepted species. In this study we investigated the Talaromyces isolates that were obtained during a study of indoor air collected in Beijing, China. These indoor Talaromyces strains are resolved in four sections, seven of them are identified as T. islandicus, T. aurantiacus, T. siamensis and T. albobiverticillius according to BenA sequences, while 14 isolates have divergent sequences and are described here as nine new species. The new species are placed in four sections, namely sections Helici, Islandici, Talaromyces and Trachyspermi. They are described based on sequence data (ITS, BenA, CaM and RPB2) in combination with phenotypic and extrolite characters. Morphological descriptions and notes for distinguishing similar species are provided for each new species. The recently described T. rubrifaciens is synonymised with T. albobiverticillius based on presented phylogenetic results.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalStudies in Mycology
    Pages (from-to)119-144
    Number of pages26
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    • Eurotiales
    • Indoor air
    • Polyphasic taxonomy

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    Chen, A. J., Sun, B. D., Houbraken, J., Frisvad, J. C., Yilmaz, N., Zhou, Y. G., & Samson, R. A. (2016). New Talaromyces species from indoor environments in China. Studies in Mycology, 84, 119-144.