Aeminium ludgeri J. Trovão, I. Tiago & A. Portugal, in Trovão, Tiago, Soares, Paiva, Mesquita, Coelho, Catarino, Gil & Portugal, MycoKeys 45: 64 (2019)
Description: see Trovão et al. (2019).
Material examined: see Trovão et al. (2019).
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Aeminium are microcolonial black fungi occurring in deteriorated limestones and are categorized as halotolerant, xerophilic, and facultative alkaliphiles.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Aeminium has not been investigated.
The biocontrol properties of Aeminium has not been studied.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Aeminium has not been reported.
Diversity of the genus
Currently, Aeminium comprises only one species known from a biodeteriorated limestone art piece in Portugal. Aeminium is a poorly studied genus and more studies are needed to discover new taxa of Aeminium.