27 Jun 2022

Aspergillus candidus

A slow growing fungus that produces a white, later cream to yellowish cream colony within fourteen days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). Some isolates can produce the mycotoxin patulin which can cause disease in humans and animals. It is very common worldwide especially in the subtropical and tropical regions. It can be isolated from air, plants, soil, sand dunes, mangrove swamps, desert soil, caves and mines, fresh and salt water, animals, bird feathers, and foodstuffs. Rarely an opportunistic animal or human pathogen