Aspergillus loretoensis, a single isolate from marine sediment of Loreto Bay, Baja California Sur, México resulting as a new obligate halophile species

  title={Aspergillus loretoensis, a single isolate from marine sediment of Loreto Bay, Baja California Sur, M{\'e}xico resulting as a new obligate halophile species},
  author={Sophia Gonz{\'a}lez-Mart{\'i}nez and Clara Elizabeth Galindo-S{\'a}nchez and E L{\'o}pez-Landavery and Carmen G. Paniagua-Ch{\'a}vez and Amelia Portillo-L{\'o}pez},
An obligate halophile fungal was isolated from 275 m deep marine sediments and is characterized here for the first time. Its optimal growth was at 15% NaCl even though it was able to grow at 25% and is incapable of growth with no NaCl. Based on its morphological characteristics as conidia chain production in a single phialide, the fungal is related to the genus Aspergillus, subgenus Polypaecilum. Phylogenetic molecular analysis using several markers (ITS1–2; RPB1; RPB2; Cct8; TSR1; CaM; BenA… 
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