Species

Aspergillus terreus ATCC 20542

[ Opisthokonta | Fungi | Dikarya | . . .
. . . | Aspergillaceae | Aspergillus | Aspergillus terreus ]

Aspergillus_terreus_ATCC_20542 Picture Source
Taxonomy:Eukaryota | Opisthokonta | Fungi | Dikarya | Ascomycota | saccharomyceta | Pezizomycotina | leotiomyceta | Eurotiomycetes | Eurotiomycetidae | Eurotiales | Aspergillaceae | Aspergillus | Aspergillus terreus
Synonym:Aspergillus terrestris
Comment:Aspergillus terreus is a filamentous fungus that produces clinically relevant secondary metabolites -- statins. Statins are cholesterol-lowering drugs that have been widely used in the past decade for the prevention of heart disease. Of the five statins currently prescribed by physicians, three (pravastatin, simvastatin, and lovastatin) are derived by fermentation by Aspergillus terreus. In addition, this fungus can produce the toxins patulin and citrinin, which may cause toxicoses in humans and other animals and is associated with aspergillosis of the lungs and/or disseminated aspergillosis.
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Publication:
et. al. Right (2003)
Nature Biotechnology 21, 150-156. Down

Genome files


National Center for Biotechnology Information National Center for Biotechnology Information
Type Version Date Compl Cov GC % Size (Mbp) Contigs CGR Illegal Chars N50 (kbp) Acc File Seq info
Contigs v 1.0.0 2002-12-17 Dna_part - 53.9 0.1 175Info - 0 Down Chromosome Comment

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