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Description:Under a magnification of 125X, this illustration depicts the ultrastructural details found in the common mold, Aspergillus including the organism’s septate hyphae, conidiophores, which support the apparatus responsible for the development of the organism’s asexual conidiospores, i.e., vesicle and phialides.
Aspergillus is a fungus that is common in the environment. It is found in soil, on plants, and in decaying organic matter. It is also found in household dust and building materials. There are many different species of Aspergillus, but the most common species are A. fumigatus and A. flavus. Other species are A. terreus, A. nidulans, and A. niger. Aspergillus spp. are responsible for the disease aspergillosis.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1979
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Links:CDC - National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases; Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, Aspergillosis
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