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Aspergillus

(Genus)

Overview

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A genus of fungi that includes many moulds found in rotting food. A. fumigatus can cause disease in humans (called aspergillosis), while A. flavus can infect peanuts, producing the poison aflatoxin, which can cause cancer.

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Taxonomy

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The Genus Aspergillus is a member of the Family Trichocomaceae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Aspergillus:

The Genus Aspergillus is further organized into finer groupings including:

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Last Revised: August 27, 2014
2014/08/27 04:21:14