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.
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
AscomycotaEurotiomycetesEurotialesTrichocomaceaeAspergillus
 
Macromorphology (smell): Forms large fluffy colonies, which are green in the middle and white or light green towards the edge.
Micromorphology:
Reproduction:
Spec. Char.:
Disease/effect:
Hosts/materialDisease/effectClinical picture or result
Animals (including humans)Aspergillosis
AnimalsMycotoxicosis or aflatoxicosis
HumansMycotoxicosis or aflatoxicosisDelayed development of children. Serious liver disease and hepatic carcinoma in adults.
Corn, cotton seed and peanut
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 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Updated:2021-06-23

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