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Journal of Microbiology

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 712–714 | Cite as

Aspergillus cibarius sp. nov., from traditional meju in Korea

  • Seung-Beom HongEmail author
  • Mina Lee
  • Dae-Ho Kim
  • Martin Meijer
  • Eline Majoor
  • Patricia A. VanKuyk
  • Robert A. SamsonEmail author
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Abstract

Aspergillus cibarius sp. nov. isolated from meju, a brick of dried fermented soybeans in Korea, is described. The species was also found from black bean, bread and salami in the Netherlands. It is characterized by abundant yellow to reddish brown ascomata and small lenticular ascospores (4.5–5.5 μm) with a wide furrow, low equatorial crests and tuberculate or reticulate convex surface. The species was resolved as phylogenetically distinct from the other reported Aspergillus species with an Eurotium teleomorph based on multilocus sequence typing using partial fragments of the β-tubulin, calmodulin, ITS and RNA polymerase II genes.

Keywords

Aspergillus cibarius (Eurotium state) new species meju black bean salami 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seung-Beom Hong
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mina Lee
    • 1
  • Dae-Ho Kim
    • 1
  • Martin Meijer
    • 2
  • Eline Majoor
    • 2
  • Patricia A. VanKuyk
    • 2
  • Robert A. Samson
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Agricultural Microbiology Division, National Academy of Agricultural Science, RDAKorean Agricultural Culture CollectionSuwonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity CentreUtrechtthe Netherlands

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