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dc.contributor.authorTanapol Thitlaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJaturong Kumlaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSurapong Khunaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSaisamorn Lumyongen_US
dc.contributor.authorNakarin Suwannarachen_US
dc.description.abstractThe genus Exophiala is an anamorphic ascomycete fungus in the family Herpotrichiellaceae of the order Chaetothyriales. Exophiala species have been classified as polymorphic black yeast-like fungi. Prior to this study, 63 species had been validated, published, and accepted into this genus. Exophiala species are known to be distributed worldwide and have been isolated in various habitats around the world. Several Exophiala species have been identified as potential agents of human and animal mycoses. However, in some studies, Exophiala species have been used in agriculture and biotechnological applications. Here, we provide a brief review of the diversity, distribution, and taxonomy of Exophiala through an overview of the recently published literature. Moreover, four new Exophiala species were isolated from rocks that were collected from natural forests located in northern Thailand. Herein, we introduce these species as E. lamphunensis, E. lapidea, E. saxicola, and E. siamensis. The identification of these species was based on a combination of morphological characteristics and molecular analyses. Multi-gene phylogenetic analyses of a combination of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and small subunit (nrSSU) of ribosomal DNA, along with the translation elongation factor (tef), partial β-tubulin (tub), and actin (act) genes support that these four new species are distinct from previously known species of Exophiala. A full description, illustrations, and a phylogenetic tree showing the position of four new species are provided.en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural and Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.titleSpecies Diversity, Distribution, and Phylogeny of Exophiala with the Addition of Four New Species from Thailanden_US
article.title.sourcetitleJournal of Fungien_US
article.volume8en_US Mai Universityen_US of Scienceen_US
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