Aspergillus flavus


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As·per·gil·lus fla·vus

a fungal species with yellow-green conidia that is found growing on grains; may produce aflatoxin, which is the cause of aflatoxicosis in poultry and cattle and carcinogenic for rats and possibly humans; causes invasive aspergillosis in humans and animals.

As·per·gil·lus fla·vus

(aspĕr-jilŭs flāvŭs)
A hyaline septate fungal species widely found in soil and decaying matter. Associated with respiratory infections and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Produces aflatoxins responsible for mycotoxicoses; may produce invasive disease in the granulocytopenic patient.

Aspergillus flavus

A species found on corn, peanuts, and grain. It is a plant, animal and human pathogen. After A. fumigatus, A. flavus is the second most common cause of aspergillosis of the lung. Other common clinical syndromes associated with A. flavus include chronic granulomatous sinusitis, keratitis, cutaneous aspergillosis, wound infections and osteomyelitis following trauma and inoculation. This species of Aspergillus can produce significant quantities of aflatoxin, a carcinogenic and acutely toxic compound.
See also: Aspergillus
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Viable fungal count (CFU g-1) and Prevalence (%) of Aspergillus flavus in finished commercial broiler feed.
El AE de cana santa al 10% afecto la formacion de conidios en las dos especies del genero Aspergillus, efecto similar se obtuvo con el control de cloruro de benzalconio al 10% (solucion de Newdes) para Aspergillus flavus.
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18 In this case the final biopsy helped in the diagnosis in which we saw invasion of the necrotic bony fragments by fungal hyphae and spores confirmed as Aspergillus flavus on culture.
A partir de su origen, en donde participaron poblaciones fuentes de resistencia, de amplia base genetica de grano blanco semiduro sintetizada por variedades avanzadas y de fuentes para tolerancia a acame, falsa punta loca (Peronosclerospora sorghi) y Aspergillus flavus mejorada mediante la seleccion recurrente de familias SI, se logra explicar su respuesta ante la presencia del hongo.
Aflatoxins are only produced by some strains of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus moulds if they encounter appropriate environments.