Comparison of groupings among members of the genus Aspergillus based on phylogeny and production of bioactive compounds

Kozue Anzai, Shinzo Mayuzumi, Takuji Nakashima, Hajime Sato, Shigeki Inaba, Ju Young Park, Natsumi Kuwahara, Rieko Suzuki, Noriko Utsumi, Fumie Yokoyama, Yuko Ohfuku, Katsuhiko Ando

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Abstract

Three hundred sixty-six Aspergillus strains preserved at the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) were compared as to phylogenetic relationships (11 species-clusters) based on the DNA sequences of the D1/D2 domains of LSU rRNA and ITS regions, including the 5.8S rRNA and biological activities of their secondary metabolites. The results showed relatively well correlation between the phylogenetic distribution and the production of bioactive compounds, especially, antimicrobial activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2199-2202
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume72
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aspergillus
  • Biological activity
  • Phylogeny

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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