Aspergillus fumigatus

Health Effects

It is a major cause of aspergillosis (526). Both invasive and allergic aspergillosis are caused by this organism (26). Aspergillosis affects individuals who are immune compromised.

Growth Media

Grows well at 35° C.

Outdoor Location

Commonly found in compost piles with temperatures higher than 40° C, in mild to warm soils, and on cereals (5).

Spore Size

Conidia dimensions 2-3.5 microns (5).

Water Activity

0.82 (5); Optimum >0.97 (22).