Comparative morphological, ecological, and molecular studies of Aspergillus versicolor (Vuill.) tiraboschi strains isolated from different ecotopes
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- Fomicheva, G.M., Vasilenko, O.V. & Marfenina, O.E. Microbiology (2006) 75: 186. doi:10.1134/S0026261706020123
Cultural, morphological, ecological, and trophic properties (growth at different temperatures and on various organic substrates), as well as molecular and genetic peculiarities of Aspergillus versicolor (Vuill.) Tiraboschi strains of different origins, were determined. The strains were isolated from different ecotopes (upper horizons of modern soils of several geographic regions, ancient soils and peat, and permafrost). No essential distinctions in cultural and morphological properties were revealed between the strains. Strains obtained from peat of the Aleutian Islands were characterized by the highest radial rates of colony growth. Some variations in the ITS loci of rDNA were observed in strains isolated from different ecotopes; the distinctions were most pronounced (1.7%) in the strain isolated from 100 000-year-old permafrost.