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Photo credit: Ellen Kirstine Lyhne
Photo credit: Ellen Kirstine Lyhne

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 ibericus (MB 501326)

A. ibericus Serra, Cabanes & Perrone, was described in Mycologia 98: 295-306, 2006 (on page 298). This species is placed in the A. carbonarius clade (Varga et al., Stud Mycol 69: 1-17, 2011). It has been found in grapes in Portugal and raisins in Spain. Isolates in the species produces pyranonigrin A and naphtho-γ-pyrones and several exometabolites only found in this species. It can produce sclerotia on Czapek yeast autolysate agar with raisins, and produces one or more indoloterpenes in the sclerotia (Frisvad et al., PLOS ONE 9: e94857, 2014). This species is a potential candidate for bioindustrial applications.

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