Black Aspergillus species in Australian vineyards: from soil to ochratoxin a in wine.

@article{Leong2006BlackAS,
  title={Black Aspergillus species in Australian vineyards: from soil to ochratoxin a in wine.},
  author={Su-lin Lynette Leong and Ailsa D. Hocking and John I Pitt and Benozir A Kazi and Robert W Emmett and Eileen S. Scott},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={571},
  pages={
          153-71
        }
}
Fungi classified in Aspergillus Section Nigri (the black Aspergilli) are ubiquitous saprophytes in soils around the world, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions (Klich and Pitt, 1988; Pitt and Hocking, 1997). Several species in this Section are common in vineyards and are often associated with bunch rots (Amerine et al., 1980). A. niger is reported to be the primary cause of Aspergillus rot in grapes before harvest (Nair, 1985; Snowdon, 1990), while A. aculeatus (Jarvis and Traquair… CONTINUE READING
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