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).

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 nidulans