|Description:||This scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicts numbers of round asexual Aspergillus sp. fungal fruiting bodies situated amongst a patch of the organism’s septate hyphae. Note that the white bar at the bottom of the image represents a measurement of 1mm.|
Aspergillus is a fungus (or mold) that is very common in the environment. It is found in soil, on plants and in decaying plant matter. It is also found in household dust, building materials, and even in spices and some food items. There are lots of different types of Aspergillus, but the most common ones are Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus flavus. Some others are Aspergillus terreus, Aspergillus nidulans, and Aspergillus niger.