Table 1.

Selected features used to classify A. fumigatus to the species and strain levels

FeatureReference(s)
Species characterizationa
 Culture and morphology341, 518, 577, 595
 Secondary metabolites200
 Specific unique and repeated DNA sequencesb105, 211, 218, 502, 582
 DNA-DNA reassociation501
Strain characterization
 Microsatellite patterns34
 Hybridization patterns of endonuclease-digested DNA with AFUT1133, 217
  • a Isoenzyme patterns (369, 400, 543, 554), ethidium-bromide visualized RFLPs (82, 144), and IGS probes (514, 618) can be used to rank strains at a subspecies level.

  • b Used directly for comparative analysis of sequence data obtained with unique nuclear (211) or ITS1 and ITS2 ribosomal (105, 210, 502) genes or indirectly in Southern hybridization experiments (218, 582).