Aspergillus eucalypticola CBS 122712 v1.0
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This species was sequenced as a part of the Aspergillus whole-genus sequencing project - a project dedicated to performing whole-genome sequencing of all members of the Aspergillus genus. The Aspergilli is a ubiquitous and species-rich genus, currently containing more than 300 filamentous fungi. The genus covers a wide range of phenotypes and has a substantial economic foot print, as it includes fermenters of foodstuffs, key cell factories for production of enzymes and organic acids, plant pathogens, model organisms for cell biology, human opportunistic pathogens, producers of animal and human mycotoxins, and degraders of a wide range of organic biomass relevant for bioenergy conversion.

Aspergillus eucalypticola (MB 560387)

A. eucalypticola Varga, Frisvad & Samson was described in Stud Mycol 69: 1-17, 2011 (on page 9). This species is placed in the A. niger clade (Varga et al., Stud Mycol 69: 1-17, 2011). It has been found on Eucalyptus leaves from Australia. A. eucalypticola can produce aurasperone B and other naphtho-γ-pyrones, funalenone, and pyranonigrin A, but has not been reported to produce any mycotoxins. This species is a potential candidate for bioindustrial applications.

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