Brazilian tropical dry forest (Caatinga) in the spotlight: An overview of species of aspergillus, penicillium and talaromyces (eurotiales) and the description of p. vascosobrinhous sp. nov.

Renan Do Nascimento Barbosa, Jadson Diogo Pereira Bezerra, Ana Carla da Silva Santos, Roger Fagner Ribeiro Melo, Jos Houbraken, Neiva Tinti Oliveira, Cristina Maria de Souza-Motta

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Abstract

A literature-based checklist of species of Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Talaromyces recorded in the Brazilian tropical dry forest (Caatinga), the largest tropical dry forest region in South America, is provided. A total of 130 species (60 Aspergillus, 57 Penicillium, and 13 Talaromyces) are reported. Soil was the most common substrate, with 122 species records. Various reported species are well known in biotechnological processes. This checklist reflects the limited knowledge of fungal species in tropical dry environments. These data provide a good starting point for biogeographical studies on species of Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Talaromyces in dry environments worldwide. In addition, the new species Penicillium vascosobrinhous is introduced, an endophytic fungus isolated from cactus of the Caatinga forest in Brazil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-429
Number of pages21
JournalActa Botanica Brasilica
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Ascomycetes
  • Aspergillaceae
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Trichocomaceae

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