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Aspergillus vadensis
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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 vadensis (MB 490583, nom. illegit.: MB 340234)

A. vadensis Samson, R.P. de Vries, Frisvad & Visser was described in de Vries, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 87: 195-203 2005 (on page 201), but is predated with the earlier homonym A. vadensis R.P. de Vries , K. Burgers, Vonderv., Frisvad, Samson & Visser, et al. (Appl. Environ Microbiol 70: 3954-3959, 2004). This species is placed in the A. niger clade (Varga et al., Stud Mycol 69: 1-17, 2011). It has been found in air in Egypt. It produces the secondary metabolites asperazine and aurasperone A. The species is a well suited host for homologous and heterologous protein production.

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