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Aspergillus heteromorphus
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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 footprint, 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 heteromorphus (MB 292846)

A. heteromorphus Batista and H. Maia was described in Anais Soc Biol Pernambuco 15: 181-237, 1957 50:200. This species is placed in the A. heteromorphus clade (Varga et al., Stud Mycol 69: 1-17, 2011). It has been found in Brazil. This species can produce sclerotia and some mid-polar indole compounds. It produces a series of other as yet not well-characterized exometabolites. This species is a potential candidate for bioindustrial applications.

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