Aspergillus nidulans (Emericella spp.)

Health Effects

Associated with aspergillosis of the lungs and/or disseminated aspergillosis (5).

Growth Media

Found in mild to warm soils and on slowly decaying plants.

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

This species is only occasionally pathogenic (26).

Potential Toxin Production

Can produce the mycotoxin sterigmatocystin. This toxin has been shown to produce liver and kidney damage in lab animals.

Spore Size

Conidia dimensions 2-4 microns (5).

Water Activity

0.78 (5).