Species/Subspecies: Aspergillus parasiticus
Categories: Animal pathogen; human pathogen; plant pathogen; toxic for animals; toxic for humans
Etymology: Genus name: to scatter.
Species epithet: parasitic.
Significance:  [Important]   
Geographic distribution: Tropical and subtropical regions of Australia, India, Latin America, South Africa and the United States.
Macromorphology (smell):
Aspergillus parasiticus 
Forms large fluffy colonies, which are green in the middle and white or light green towards the edge.
Aspergillus parasiticus
Spec. Char.:
Reservoir: Soil
Hosts/substrateDisease/effectClinical picture or result
Animals (including humans)AspergillosisFever, coughing, chest pain, bleeding from the lungs.
Animals (cattle, dogs, pigs, poultry, trout etc.)Mycotoxicosis or aflatoxicosisDecreased milk/egg production as well as hepatotoxicity, immunosuppression, mutagenesis, teratogenesis and carcinogenesis.
HumansMycotoxicosis or aflatoxicosisDelayed development of children. Serious liver disease and hepatic carcinoma in adults.
Corn, cotton seed fig and peanutAspergillus rot and Aspergillus ear rotGreen-colored pulp (fig) or yellow-brown mold on seeds and nuts.
Virulence Factors: Aflatoxin B 1, B2, G1 and G2. Aflatoxin B 1 is considered to be the most potent of all naturally occurring carcinogens.
Genome Sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/Isolate# of chromSize (Mbp)
GCA_012897115 NRRL 2999 37.0 

Mitochondrial DNA sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of BP
NC_041445  29 141 
Cirkulärt DNA.

18S rRNA Seq:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NT
D63699 NFRI1153 1733 


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