alexa Aflatoxin and cyclopiazonic acid production by a sclerotium-producing Aspergillus tamarii strain.
Immunology

Immunology

Immunome Research

Author(s): Goto T, Wicklow DT, Ito Y

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The production of aflatoxins B1 and B2 by Aspergillus tamarii (subgenus Circumdati section Flavi) is reported for the first time. The fungus was isolated from soil collected from a tea (Camellia sinensis) field in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. Three single-spore cultures, NRRL 25517, NRRL 25518, and NRRL 25519, were derived from subcultures of the original isolate 19 (MZ2). Each of these single-spore cultures of A. tamarii produced aflatoxins B1 and B2 and cyclopiazonic acid, as well as black, pear-shaped sclerotia. The demonstration of aflatoxin production by A. tamarii is examined in connection with A. tamarii phylogenetic relationships, chemical ecology, and potential use in food fermentations.

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This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol. and referenced in Immunome Research

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