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).Fungal References

Water Activity

0.82 (5); Optimum >0.97 (22).

Mold Reference Key

Abbreviation Reference
Aw Water Activity (Equilibrium relative humidity/100)
E Paul Ellringer
MAC McGregor Pearce - personal experience
NC Neil Carlson - personal experience
(1-27) Refer to Fungal Reference page

N. Carlson 9/92; Rev. 4/93, 7/93, 9/93, 1/94, 2/94,2/95,4/95, 5/96, 7/96

Aspergillus fumigatus
Aspergillus fumigatus
Aspergillus fumigatus