Typification of Aspergillus and Related Teleomorph Genera

  • W. Gams
  • R. A. Samson
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After a historical survey, the genus Aspergillus Mich. ex Link: Fr. is lectotypified by Aspergillus glaucus (Mich. ex L.: Fr.) Link. The monotype of the associated teleomorph-genus Eurotium Link: Fr. is Eurotium herbariorum (Wiggers: Fr.) Link. Two specimens preserved in Persoon’s herbarium in Leiden as Mucor herbariorum agree with the present concept of this species but none of them can be considered as a holotype of the species. Hence Malloch and Cain’s designation of a neo-type (DAOM 137960) with an associated living culture (CBS 516.65 = ATCC 16469) can be upheld. For the anamorph two specimens are preserved in Persoon’s herbarium too, which are not sufficiently representative, so that the above-mentioned specimen listed as type for the anamorph A. glaucus by Blaser can be recognized. Typification of the remaining teleomorph genera does not present problems.


Present Concept Rose Flower Conidial Head Anamorphic Genus Reduce Water Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Gams
    • 1
  • R. A. Samson
    • 1
  1. 1.Centraalbureau voor SchimmelculturesBaarnNetherlands

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