Published: March 28th, 2008
Revised: August 4th, 2009
Baudoinia compniacensis is a darkly pigmented microfungus that grows conspicuously on environmental surfaces around warehouses where alcoholic spirits are stored in wooden casks. This fungus has long been ignored because its primary isolation is very difficult. The present study describes a new semiselective isolation medium for this fungus based on the use of ethanol as a sole carbon source and low levels of nitrogen and trace elements.