publication . Other literature type . Article . 2006

Aspergillus niger genomics: Past, present and into the future

Scott E. Baker;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
Aspergillus niger is a filamentous ascomycete fungus that is ubiquitous in the environment and has been implicated in opportunistic infections of humans. In addition to its role as an opportunistic human pathogen, A. niger is economically important as a fermentation organism used for the production of citric acid. Industrial citric acid production by A. niger represents one of the most efficient, highest yield bioprocesses in use currently by industry. The genome size of A. niger is estimated to be between 35.5 and 38.5 megabases (Mb) divided among eight chromosomes/linkage groups that vary in size from 3.5–6.6 Mb. Currently, there are three independent A. niger...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: fungiparasitic diseases
free text keywords: Infectious Diseases, General Medicine, Biotechnology, business.industry, business, Genome project, Genome, Organism, Human pathogen, Aspergillus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Microbiology, Genomics, Aspergillus niger, Genome size
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