Modern Concepts in Penicillium and Aspergillus Classification

  • Robert A. Samson
  • John I. Pitt

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 185)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Techniques and Practical Aspects for Identification of Penicillium and Aspergillus

  4. Nomenclature: Conservation and Stability of Names of Economically Important Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. J. C. Frisvad, D. L. Hawksworth, Z. Kozakiewicz, J. I. Pitt, R. A. Samson, A. C. Stolk
      Pages 83-89
  5. Taxonomic Schemes of Penicillium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. A. C. Stolk, R. A. Samson, J. C. Frisvad, O. Filtenborg
      Pages 121-137
    3. P. D. Bridge, D. L. Hawksworth, Z. Kozakiewicz, A. H. S. Onions, R. R. M. Paterson, M. J. Sackin et al.
      Pages 139-147
    4. E. S. Van Reenen-Hoekstra, J. C. Frisvad, R. A. Samson, A. C. Stolk
      Pages 173-192
  6. Taxonomic Schemes of Aspergillus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. J. P. Debeaupuis, J. Sarfati, A. Goris, D. Stynen, M. Diaquin, J. P. Latgé
      Pages 209-223
    3. L. Polonelli, S. Conti, L. Campani, F. Fanti
      Pages 225-233
    4. J. I. Pitt, R. A. Samson
      Pages 249-257
    5. R. H. Cruickshank, J. I. Pitt
      Pages 259-265
  7. Computer-Assisted Identification of Penicillia and Aspergillia

  8. New Approaches for Penicillium and Aspergillus Systematics: Molecular Biological Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. J. H. Croft, V. Bhattacherjee, K. E. Chapman
      Pages 309-320
    3. M. A. Kusters van Someren, H. C. M. Kester, R. A. Samson, J. Visser
      Pages 321-334
    4. J. Dupont, M. Dutertre, J.-F. Lafay, M.-F. Roquebert, Y. Brygoo
      Pages 335-342
    5. A. Logrieco, S. W. Peterson, D. T. Wicklow
      Pages 343-355
  9. New Approaches for Penicillium and Aspergillus Systematics: Biochemical and Immunological Techniques

  10. Taxonomic Studies on the Teleomorphs of Penicillium and Aspergillus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 443-443
    2. J. C. Frisvad, R. A. Samson, A. C. Stolk
      Pages 445-454

About this book


In our view, the First International Penicillium and Aspergillus Workshop held in Baarn and Amsterdam in May, 1985, was a great success. The assembly in one place of so many specialists in these two genera produced both interesting viewpoints and lively discussions. But more particularly, a remarkable cohesion of ideas emerged, borne primarily of the realisation that taxonomy has passed from the hands of the solitary morphologist. The future of taxonomy lay in collaborative and multidisciplinary studies embracing morphology, physiology and newer methodologies. Penicillium and Aspergillus Workshop was borne logically The Second International from the first, and was held in Baarn on May 8-12, 1989. It was attended by 38 scientists from 16 countries. At this Workshop we have attempted to move further into new methods, especially by bringing together molecular biologists, medical and food mycologists and biochemists as well as more traditional taxonomists. We feel that the meeting contributed greatly to dialogue between taxonomists, and also fundamental and applied mycologists. At the meeting, we became aware that the approach to taxonomy of these genera is now becoming more pragmatic, with an increasing emphasis on consensus, and on stability of names. This is a noteworthy development, which we, as editors, welcome. So many species in Penicillium and Aspergillus are economically important in biotechnology, foods and medicine, and practical, stable taxonomy is of vital importance. These Proceedings comprise 40 papers divided into 9 chapters.


biotechnology classification development food morphology physiology taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Samson
    • 1
  • John I. Pitt
    • 2
  1. 1.Centraalbureau voor SchimmelculturesBaarnThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Division of Food ProcessingCSIRONorth RydeAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-3581-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3579-3
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