Species/Subspecies: Aspergillus clavatus
Categories: Toxic for animals; toxic for humans
Etymology: Genus name: to scatter.
Species epithet: club-shaped.
Significance:  [Unclassified]   
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
AscomycotaEurotiomycetesEurotialesTrichocomaceaeAspergillus
 
Macromorphology (smell):
Aspergillus clavatus 
This fungus grows quickly and forms a velvety dense felt, which is greenish gray-blue.
Micromorphology:
Aspergillus clavatusAspergillus clavatus
The size of the conidia is 3-4.5 x 2.5-4.5 µm.
Reproduction:
Spec. Char.:
Reservoir: Soil and manure.
Disease/effect:
Hosts/substrateDisease/effectClinical picture or result
RuminantsFodder mycotoxicosis (tremorogenic intoxication)Tremors, ataxia and convulsive seizures.
AnimalsHypersensitivity pneumonitisAllergic reaction against spores
HumansHypersensitivity pneumonitis (malt-workers lung)Allergic reaction against spores
Virulence Factors: Forms the mycotoxins cytochalasin E and patulin.
Mitochondrial DNA sequence:  -
18S rRNA Seq:  -
ITS regions:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NTGenes
NR_121482 ATCC 1007TM 710 18S rRNA, ITS 1, 5.8S rRNA, ITS 2, 28S rRNA 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Reference(s): No. 78
Link: Aspergillus clavatus - An Overview
Updated:2022-06-22

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