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Aspergillus micronesiensis Visagie, Hirooka & Samson

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Scientific name
Aspergillus micronesiensis
Author
Visagie, Hirooka & Samson
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Chytrid, Zygomycete, Downy Mildew and Slime Mould
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Eurotiomycetes
Order
Eurotiales
Family
Trichocomaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
LAYANNE FERRO
Comments etc.
LAYANNE FERRO

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Colonies yellowish white to pale yellow, reverse colour brown to dark
brown, Hülle cells present, conidiophores biseriate with vesicles subglobose,
diminutive conidiophores present.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to the little information on the occurrence of this species, I suggest including it as insufficient data (DD).


Geographic range

The species is known in four countries, but GBIF shows only one.


Population and Trends

The species has been described in the last 10 years and does not seem to have a wide distribution yet. It occurs in four countries, with a greater concentration (75%) in the Americas (Brazil, Mexico and Thailand).

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

The ex-type strain, which was isolated from dust collected in Micronesia. In Brazil, the species is found in the Atlantic Forest as endophyte from leaves of Miconia sp. (Melastomataceae).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestOther

Threats

In general, the specie occurs in forest areas, some of which are threatened by deforestation and urbanization, such as the Atlantic Forest.

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areasTourism & recreation areasShifting agriculture

Conservation Actions

In Brazil this species is found in protected areas (conservation units). For the conservation of these fungi it is necessary to preserve the associated vegetation, seeking actions for better environmental conditions in these areas.

Site/area protection

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade

o gênero aspergillus é um bom produtor biotecnológico, tais como enzimas.

Manufacturing chemicals

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted