Species/Subspecies: Aspergillus flavus
Categories: Animal pathogen; human pathogen; toxic for animals; toxic for humans; spoilage organism
Etymology: Genus name: to scatter.
Species epithet: yellow.
Significance:  [Unclassified]   
Geographic distribution: Global distribution.
Macromorphology (smell):
Aspergillus flavus Aspergillus flavus 
The colonies are usually powdery with lots of yellow-green spores on the top and reddish-yellow on the underside.
Aspergillus flavus
Spec. Char.: A. flavus is thermotolerant and has rapid growth up to 55 °C. Can grow slowly up to 59 °C.
Reservoir: Soil
Hosts/substrateDisease/effectClinical picture or result
Peanuts, corn kernels, seeds from oil and legumes as well as cereals, nuts and dates, etc.Storage damageRot
Animals and humans with a weakened immune system.AspergillosisRespiratory infection
Animals (e.g. cattle, pigs, poultry and dogs) and humansAflatoxicosisHepatotoxicity (liver cancer), immunosuppression, mutagenes, teratogenes, carcinogenes.
PoultryAspergillosisRespiratory infection
Virulence Factors: Usually produces only flatoxin B1 and B2, which are important mycotoxins. May also produce some other mycotoxins, such as cyclopiazonic acid, gliotoxin, kojic acid and sterigmatocystin. However, All strains of A. flavus does not produce all mycotoxins and there are strains that do not produce mycotoxins at all.
Genome Sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/Isolate# of chromSize (Mbp)
GCA_014117465 NRRL3357 37.0 

Mitochondrial DNA sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of BP
NC_026920 TCM2014 31 602 
Cirkulärt DNA.

18S rRNA Seq:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NT
MG251740 AD-Jt-1 1275 
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