27 Jun 2022

Aspergillus clavatus

A rapidly growing fungus that produces a blue-green colony within ten days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It is very common worldwide especially in the subtropical and tropical regions. It can be isolated from soil, desert soil, caves, bird feathers, insects, and foodstuffs. It produces a mycotoxin in infested grain that affects cattle and fowl. It is capable of producing allergic respiratory disease in humans.