Biodiversidad de especies de Aspergillus de la sección Fumigati en suelos semidesérticos de Argentina

Translated title of the contribution: Biodiversity of species of Aspergillus section Fumigati in semi-desert soils in Argentina

Gustavo E. Giusiano, Eduardo Piontelli, Mariana S. Fernández, Magdalena L. Mangiaterra, María E. Cattana, S. Kocsubé, J. Varga

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The distribution of Aspergillus species in soil has been widely studied all over the world. The aim of this study was the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of species Aspergillus belonging to section Fumigati present in soils from two Argentinian semi-desert areas having different geological conditions. Altogether, 23 isolates belonging to Aspergillus section Fumigati were recovered and identified using a polyphasic approach including phenotypic and molecular identifications. Aspergillus fumigatus sensu stricto and Aspergillus fumigatiaffinis had the highest frequency, of occurrence while isolates closely related to Aspergillus udagawae and Aspergillus felis were rarely observed. A. fumigatiaffinis and isolates closer to A. udagawae were isolated for the first time from Argentinian soils and this is the first report on the occurrence of species belonging to the A. felis clade in South America. Recent scientific interests in biodiversity, as well as the increasing importance of aspergilli as causative agents of human and animal diseases increase the need to understand the diversity and occurrence of these fungi in nature.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Argentina de Microbiologia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017



  • Aspergillus felis
  • Aspergillus fumigatiaffinis
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Aspergillus udagawae
  • Soil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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