Aspergillus incahuasiensis sp. nov., isolated from soil in the semi-arid region of northern Chile.

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Aspergillus incahuasiensis sp. nov., isolated from soil in the semi-arid region of northern Chile.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2019 Oct 08;:

Authors: Piontelli E, Vieille P, Peterson SW

Abstract
During a study of the fungi from a semi-arid region of northern Chile, a novel species of Aspergillus was encountered in the soil from an area where pepper trees (Schinusmolle) were growing. Marker genes were sequenced to identify these isolates. The β-tubulin, calmodulin and DNA-dependent RNA polymerase loci all indicated that this was a novel species in Aspergillus section Nidulantes and in the Aspergillus multicolorclade. The new species was studied morphologically and differences between it and the other members of the A. multicolor clade are described. We provide a name and description for these isolates as Aspergillus incahuasiensis sp. nov.

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