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Fungal Biol. 2011 Oct;115(10):1030-7. doi: 10.1016/j.funbio.2011.06.004. Epub 2011 Jul 1.

Exophiala sideris, a novel black yeast isolated from environments polluted with toxic alkyl benzenes and arsenic.

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Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil Branch Ardabil, Iran.

Abstract

A novel species of the black yeast genus Exophiala (order Chaetothyriales) is described. Strains were repeatedly obtained by enriching samples of wild berries from different plants, guano-rich soil and from oak railway ties treated with arsenic creosote under a toluene-rich atmosphere. An identical strain was encountered in a closed arsenic mine polluted by alkyl benzenes. Its potential use for purposes of bioremediation is discussed.

PMID:
21944215
DOI:
10.1016/j.funbio.2011.06.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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