Nato Science Series A:

Advances in Penicillium and Aspergillus Systematics

Editors: Samson, Robert (Ed.)

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It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the mould genera Penicillium and Aspergillus in the natural world and in the affairs of man. These are large and ub1quitous genera; several species are beneficial to mankind because of their role in food fermentation or the production of useful antibiotics and enzymes. Others are important as agents of food spoilage. In recent years, these moulds have ga1ned attention because a number of species produce toxic metabo­ lites. The great impact of mycotoxicology on food problems, particularly in developing countries has generated a vast body of research. The ecological roles of Aspergillus and Penicil­ lium species in nature is also of importance. For the past several decades, the taxonomic treatments of Raper and Thorn (1949) and Raper and Fennell (1965) ~lere the only standard descciptive monographs of Penicillium and Asper­ gillus. However, in practice, the identification of these economically important moulds was problematic and caused con­ siderable confusion in the literature and subsequently in applied research. In the past ten years, several laboratories have carried out taxonomic research resulting in a number of valuable publications. However, the differences in methodo­ logy and species concepts made comparison between the diffe­ rent classifications difficult. This confusion in the taxo­ nomy and nomenclature of common species is a great handicap to applied and industrial research.

Table of contents (4 chapter)

  • Typification of Aspergillus and Related Teleomorph Genera

    W. Gams, R. A. Samson

    Pages 23-29

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  • Infrageneric Taxa of Aspergillus

    Walter Gams, Martha Christensen, Agnes H. Onions, John I. Pitt, Robert A. Samson

    Pages 55-62

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  • The Theory and Practice of Distinguishing Species of the Aspergillus Flavus Group

    Maren A. Klich, John I. Pitt

    Pages 211-220

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  • Nomenclatorial and Taxonomic Problems in the Genus Eurotium

    John I. Pitt

    Pages 383-396

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Penicillium and Aspergillus Systematics
Series Title
Nato Science Series A:
Series Volume
102
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-1856-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-1856-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-42222-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3204-4
Edition Number
1
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