These are photos of Aspergillus sydowii under the microscope and in culture. This organism is very similar to Aspergillus versicolor. The colony color of Aspergillus sydowii usually has a more bluish tint.
Potential Opportunist or Pathogen
This species is only occasionally pathogenic (26).
It is commonly found in soil, hay, cotton, and dairy products. It is commonly found growing in water damaged carpet (30).
Mold Reference Key
|Aw||Water Activity (Equilibrium relative humidity/100)|
|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