Table 1.

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

FeatureReference(s)
Species characterizationa
 Culture and morphology 341, 518, 577,595
 Secondary metabolites 200
 Specific unique and repeated DNA sequencesb 105, 211, 218, 502,582
 DNA-DNA reassociation 501
Strain characterization
 Microsatellite patterns 34
 Hybridization patterns of endonuclease-digested DNA with AFUT1 133,217
  • 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).