Folia Microbiologica

, 39:415 | Cite as

Based on biochemical and physiological behavior, where isAspergillus egyptiacus better placed?

  • A. A. Zohri
  • M. A. Ismail


Physiological and biochemical properties were tested in 45 isolates ofAspergillus egyptiacus (16 isolates),Emericella nidulans (16) andAspergillus versicolor (13). The three fungal species exhibited common and similar features. The big similarity betweenA. egyptiacus andE. nidulans was greater than betweenA. egyptiacus andA. versicolor. It included the inability to produce base either from sodium citrate or lactic acid media, growth at 45 °C (thermophilicity), and production of very similar pigmentations onAspergillus flavus andparasiticus agar.A. egyptiacus is therefore better placed in theAspergillus nidulans-Emericella assemblage.


Sodium Citrate Western Desert Botany Department Sterigmatocystin International Mycological Institute 


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  • A. A. Zohri
    • 1
  • M. A. Ismail
    • 1
  1. 1.Botany Department, Faculty of ScienceAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt

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