Novel Neosartorya species isolated from soil in Korea

Seung Beom Hong, Hye Sun Cho, Hyeon-Dong Shin, Jens C. Frisvad, Robert A. Samson

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Phenotypic and genotypic characters of strains of Neosartorya spinosa and related taxa were analysed. N. spinosa, Neosartorya botucatensis and Neosartorya paulistensis had identical partial β-tubulin and calmodulin gene sequences and could not be differentiated on macro- and micro-morphological characteristics, including by scanning electron microscopy. Based on partial β-tubulin and calmodulin gene sequences and ascospore morphology, two separate groups are distinguished and are proposed as novel species. Neosartorya laciniosa sp. nov. has microtuberculate ascospores with two bent crests and two distinct equatorial rings of small projections. Neosartorya coreana sp. nov. has rugose to weak reticulate ascospores with two often bent crests, but without the equatorial rings of small projections. The type strain of N. laciniosa is CBS 117721 T (=NRRL 35589 T = KACC 41657 T) and the type strain of N. coreana is CBS 117059 T (= NRRL 35590 T = KACC 41659 T).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-486
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Immunology

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