|| Aspergillus penicillioides|
||Human pathogen; of practical use; spoilage organism|
||Genus name: to scatter.|
Species epithet: similar to Penicillium.
||The fungus occurs globally.
||The fungus grows poorly on many artificial substrates. However, the white colonies can reach a size of up to 15 mm in diameter on G25N agar and on M40Y agar the colonies can reach a size of about 55 mm in diameter after 3 weeks at room temperature.
||This species is one of the most xerophilic fungi.|
||The "sick building syndrome" may be due to the presence of A. penicillioides and other fungi and their spores in the air.
|Hosts/material||Disease/effect||Clinical picture or result|
|Cacao and coffee beans, cereal, fruits, raw sugar and seeds.||Spoilage||Decay discolouration, loss of germination, loss of aroma and mustiness.|
|Humans||Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)||Symtoms similar to common cold, but no fever.|
|Books and art works on old paper.||Biodeterioration (foxing)||Reddish-brown spots.|
The sequence does not seem to be published.
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||# of chrom||Size (Mbp)||Ref|
|? ||CBS 540.65 || ||26.4 ||# 45|
|Mitochondrial DNA sequence:
|18S rRNA Seq:
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||Number of NT|
|AF548066 ||ALI 231 ||1692 |
|Comment:||A. penicillioides is used to treat petrochemical waste products in the form of organic acids.|