Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life

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Phylum Subphylum Class Subclass Order Family Genus Species Anamorph
Ascomycota Pezizomycotina Eurotiomycetes Eurotiomycetidae Eurotiales Trichocomaceae Aspergillus niger anamorph
Anamorph genusAspergillus
Anamorph speciesniger
Anamorph authorityTiegh.



Sterol data

Cell type: (XN) mycelium of unknown nuclear status

Component: Sterol pathway

CharacteristicStateCodeImages
Ergosterol pathway present 1  
Sources
Fixation Gas-liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry
Study Complete Yes
Author Weete, J.D., and Laseter, J.L.
Date 1973
Source Lipids 9:575-581
Lit. Identifier Maritza Abril, 4 February, 2009
Culture collection NIU
Culture no. 10
Source of character Culture

Cell type: (XN) mycelium of unknown nuclear status

Component: Sterol types

CharacteristicStateCodeImages
Ergosta-5,7,22-trienol (Ergosterol) present 1  
Sources
Fixation Gas-liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry
Study Complete Yes
Author Weete, J.D., and Laseter, J.L.
Date 1973
Source Lipids 9:575-581
Lit. Identifier Maritza Abril, 4 February, 2009
Culture collection NIU
Culture no. 10
Source of character Culture

Apical organization

Cell type: (MH) Mature hyphae

Component: Apical organization

CharacteristicStateCodeImages
Spitzenkörper (SPK) present 1  
Vesicles concentrated in thin layer beneath apical plasma membrane and/or loosely organized throughout apical dome absent 0  
SPK structure (light microscopy) central core present, phase-dark 3  
SPK detailed structure (electron microscopy) central core enriched with microvesicles 2  
Ribosome cluster distal to SPK or vesicle accumulation in apical dome absent or not observed 0  
Macrovesicles with uniformly dense lumen present, 70–120 nm diam. 1  
Macrovesicles (90–250 nm diam.) with an electron dense core, and less dense periphery absent 0  
Microvesicles with an electron dense core, and less dense periphery (30-65 nm diam.) absent 0  
Sub-apical cluster of putative lipid globules absent 0  
Sources
Character Quality Good
Fixation Chemical fixation, light microscopy
Study Complete Yes
Author Grove and Bracker, Lopez-Granco and Bracker
Date 1970, 1996
Source Journal of Bacteriology 104: 989-1009; Protoplasma 195: 90-111
Culture collection NRRL
Culture no. 612
Voucher Notes Hyphae

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