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Stud Mycol. 2007;59:147-203. doi: 10.3114/sim.2007.59.14.

Polyphasic taxonomy of Aspergillus section Fumigati and its teleomorph Neosartorya.

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CBS Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Uppsalalaan 8, NL-3584 CT Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The taxonomy of Aspergillus section Fumigati with its teleomorph genus Neosartorya is revised. The species concept is based on phenotypic (morphology and extrolite profiles) and molecular (beta-tubulin and calmodulin gene sequences) characters in a polyphasic approach. Four new taxa are proposed: N. australensis N. ferenczii, N. papuaensis and N. warcupii. All newly described and accepted species are illustrated. The section consists of 33 taxa: 10 strictly anamorphic Aspergillus species and 23 Neosartorya species. Four other Neosartorya species described previously were not available for this monograph, and consequently are relegated to the category of doubtful species.

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Aspergillus section Fumigati; Neosartorya; extrolite profiles; phylogenetics; polyphasic taxonomy

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