Biology:Aspergillus ochraceoroseus

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Short description: Species of fungus

Aspergillus ochraceoroseus
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Eurotiomycetes
Order: Eurotiales
Family: Trichocomaceae
Genus: Aspergillus
A. ochraceoroseus
Binomial name
Aspergillus ochraceoroseus
Bartoli & Maggi (1979)[1]

Aspergillus ochraceoroseus is a species of fungus in the genus Aspergillus. It is from the Ochraceorosei section.[2] The species was first described in 1979.[1] It has been isolated from soil in the Tai National Forest in the Ivory Coast.[2] It has been shown to produce aflatoxin and sterigmatocystin.[2]

In 2014, the genome of A. ochraceoroseus was sequenced as a part of the Aspergillus whole-genome sequencing project - a project dedicated to performing whole-genome sequencing of all members of the genus Aspergillus.[3][4] The genome assembly size was 27.72 Mbp.[4]

Growth and morphology

Aspergillus ochraceoroseus has been cultivated on both Czapek yeast extract agar (CYA) plates and Malt Extract Agar Oxoid (MEAOX) plates. The growth morphology of the colonies can be seen in the pictures below.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bartoli, A.; Maggi, O. 1978. Four new species of Aspergillus from Ivory Coast soil. Transactions of the British Mycological Society. 71(3):383-394
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cary, J.W.; Ehrlich, K.C.; Beltz, S.B.; Harris-Coward, P.; Klich, M.A. (2017). "Characterization of the Aspergillus ochraceoroseus aflatoxin/sterigmatocystin biosynthetic gene cluster". Mycologia 101 (3): 352–362. doi:10.3852/08-173. PMID 19537208. 
  3. Kjaerbolling I, Vesth TC, Frisvad JC, Nybo JL, Theobald S, Kuo A, Bowyer P, Matsuda Y, Mondo S, Lyhne EK, Kogle ME, Clum A, Lipzen A, Salamov A, Ngan CY, Daum C, Chiniquy J, Barry K, LaButti K, Haridas S, Simmons BA, Magnuson JK, Mortensen UH, Larsen TO, Grigoriev IV, Baker SE, Andersen MR Linking secondary metabolites to gene clusters through genome sequencing of six diverse Aspergillus species. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Jan 23;115(4):E753-E761. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1715954115. Epub 2018 Jan 9.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Home - Aspergillus ochraceoroseus IBT 24754 v1.0". 

Wikidata ☰ Q10420033 entry