Aspergillus novofumigatus IBT 16806 v1.0
Aspergillus novofumigatus
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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 novofumigatus (MB 500297)

A. novofumigatus S.B. Hong, Frisvad & Samson was described in Mycologia 97: 1316-1329 (on page 1328). This species is pathogenic like A. fumigatus (Pelaez et al., J Med Microbiol 62: 474-478, 2013), but differs in its production of secondary metabolites, such as epi-aszonalenin A-C (Rank et al., 2006), novofumigatonin (Rank et al., Org Lett 10: 401-404, 2008), novoamauromine and ent-cycloechinuline (Ishikawa et al., Chem Pharm Bull 58: 717-719, 2010), and novofumigatamide (Ishikawa et al., Heterocycles 81: 2143-2148, 2010), so even though it has been called a sibling species to A. fumigatus, it is indeed very different.

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