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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 103, No. 6, 2008, pp. 540-544
Bioline Code: oc08098
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 103, No. 6, 2008, pp. 540-544

 en Characterization of Aspergillus check for this species in other resources species based on fatty acid profiles
Fraga, Marcelo E; Santana, Djalva Maria N; Gatti, Mario Jorge; Direito, Gloria Maria; Cavaglieri, Lilia R & Rosa, Carlos Alberto R


Cellular fatty acid (FA) composition was utilized as a taxonomic tool to discriminate between different Aspergillus check for this species in other resources species. Several of the tested species had the same FA composition and different relative FA concentrations. The most important FAs were palmitic acid (C16:0), estearic acid (C18:0), oleic acid (C18:1) and linoleic acid (C18:2), which represented 95% of Aspergillus FAs. Multivariate data analysis demonstrated that FA analysis is a useful tool for differentiating species belonging to genus Aspergillus. All the species analyzed showed significantly FA acid profiles (p < 0.001). Furthermore, it will be possible to distinguish among Aspergillus spp. in the Flavi Section. FA composition can serve as a useful tool for the identification of filamentous fungi.

Aspergillus spp. - fungi - taxonomy - fatty acid - multivariate analysis

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