Aspergillus flavus toxic mold is an occasional cause of pulmonary or disseminated infection in immunocompromised patients.
Cases of sinusitis and onychomycosis have also been reported. In animals, it may be the agent of respiratory infections of birds.
Description: It is often found in plants and soil. It is known especially for its aflatoxins produced in certain foodstuffs such as peanuts. It is characterized by its rapid growth, powdery texture, and yellow/green color. Aspergillus flavus is distinguished from other species of Aspergillus by its brilliant yellow-green colonies and bias typical rough walled conidiophores.
Additional information can be found at EMLab Fungal Library.
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