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An overview of Aspergillus (Hvphomycetes) and associated teleomorphs in southern Africa

A. Louise Schutte
Bothalia | Vol 24, No 2 | a769 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v24i2.769 | © 1994 A. Louise Schutte | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 October 1994 | Published: 10 October 1994

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A. Louise Schutte, Mycology Unit, Biosystematics Division. Plant Protection Research, South Africa

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Abstract

An overview is given of literature concerning the genus Aspergillus Link and its teleomorphs.  Chaetosartorya Subram.. Emericellu Berk. & Broome.  Eurotium Link.  Fennellia B.J. Wiley & E.G. Simmons,  Neosartorya Malloch & Cain and Sclerocleista Subram. encountered in the Republic of South Africa. Botswana. Lesotho. Mozambique. Namibia. Swaziland. Transkei and Zimbabwe up to 1993. The information is grouped under headings that indicate the field of research, namely general mycology, plant pathology, human pathology, animal and insect pathology, industrial relevance and secondary metabolites and mycotoxins. An alphabetical list of recorded Aspergillus species is provided and the relevant host or substrate is given together with a literature reference, while the fungal nomenclature has been updated. All the  Aspergillus species that are regarded as common have been reported from southern Africa. No in-depth research has been done here on this group, except for chemical work on mycotoxins.


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<i>Aspergillus</i>; <i>Emericellu</i>; <i>Eurotium<i>. fungi. Hyphomycetes, mycotoxins. overview, pathology, southern Africa, taxonomv

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