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Aspergillus terreus

Aspergillus terreus Aspergillus terreus
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Health Effects
This fungus is associated with aspergillosis of the lungs and or disseminated aspergillosis (5, 26). Found as an isolate from otomycosis - ear infection and onychomycosis - infection of finger or toe nails (26).

Growth Media
Found in warmer soil and in grains, straw, cotton, and decomposing vegetation (5).

Potential Toxin Production
Can produce the toxin patulin and citrinin which may be associated with disease in humans and other animals (5).

Spore Size
Conidia dimensions 1.8 - 2.4 microns (5) or 2 - 2.5 microns (26). Aleurospores 6-7 microns are also produced (2Fungal References6)

Water Activity
0.78 (5)