Talaromyces omanensis sp. Nov. Phenotypic and molecular characterization of a novel species isolated from rhazya stricta in Oman

Boshra A. Halo, Sajeewa S.N. Maharachchikumbura*, Rashid A. Al-Yahyai, Abdulrahman A. Al-Nabhani, Abdullah M. Al-Sadi

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The endophytic Talaromyces omanensis sp. nov., a new microfungus isolated from the desert plant Rhazya stricta in Oman, is described and illustrated. The new species forms a distinct sister clade to the section Subinflati in the phylogeny of internal transcribed spacer (ITS), β-tubulin (benA) and Calmodulin (CaM). Talaromyces omanensis remains distinct and unique from the other species in the section Subinflati in having monoverticillate conidiophores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-202
Number of pages13
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 22 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Biodiversity
  • Morphology
  • New species
  • Talaromyces section Subinflati
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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