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An Integrated Approach to Penicillium Systematics

  • Paul D. Bridge
  • David L. Hawksworth
  • Zofia Kozakiewicz
  • Agnes H. S. Onions
  • Russel R. M. Paterson
  • Michael J. Sackin
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 102)

Summary

A multidisciplinary approach to critical groups of species in Penicillium has been initiated which considers a larger number of characters than has previously been employed in an integrated study. Some 300 selected isolates of fasciculate Penicillia are being examined and scored for 195 characters including ones derived from morphological, ultra-structural and biochemical attributes; many of these have not previously been employed in the taxonomy of the filamentous fungi. This contribution describes the techniques and standard procedures being adopted and outlines the numerical techniques utilised in the assessment of the results. Procedures for testing the validity of the groupings that will be produced are also described. The work is still in the data collection phase, but some preliminary results based on full data sets for 52 isolates are presented. These show that this integrated approach can be expected to make a major contribution to the clarification of species concepts in Penicillium.

Keywords

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Conidiogenous Cell Kojic Acid Sole Nitrogen Source Numerical Taxonomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul D. Bridge
    • 1
  • David L. Hawksworth
    • 1
  • Zofia Kozakiewicz
    • 1
  • Agnes H. S. Onions
    • 1
  • Russel R. M. Paterson
    • 1
  • Michael J. Sackin
    • 2
  1. 1.Commonwealth Mycological InstituteKew SurreyUK
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyLeicester UniversityLeicesterUK

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