|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. Numbers of chains of conidiospores are visible in this view. Note that the white and black bar at the bottom of the image represents measurements of 0.1mm.|
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.