Aspergillus terreus

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As·per·gil·lus ter·re·us

a fungal species that produces the antibiotic citrinin; it has been isolated from otomycosis, especially in Japan and Taiwan, and occasionally causes aspergillosis in humans and animals.


a genus of fungi (molds), several species of which are parasitic and opportunistic pathogens. Others produce toxins and when they contaminate animal feeds they can cause heavy losses. Includes A. amstelodami, A. chevalieri, A. clavatus, A. flavus oryzae, A. fumigatus, A. maydis, A. niger, A. ochraceus, A. parasiticus, A. taumanii, A. wentii.

Aspergillus fumigatus
a cause of respiratory tract disease in many species. See airsacculitis, aspergillosis.
Aspergillus nidulans, Aspergillus versicolor
produce known carcinogenic toxin, sterigmatocystin.
Aspergillus terreus
a cause of fescue foot and the most common cause of canine disseminated aspergillosis.
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Common fungus used in the solid state fermentation is Aspergillus terreus [2].
Aspergillus terreus UniMAP AA-1 was obtained from School of Bioprocess Engineering culture collection, University Malaysia Perlis [6].
Furthermore, the experimental result also was in agreement with Jahwarhar et al [3] that the optimal moisture content to enhance maximum mannase production by Aspergillus terreus was determined to fall in the range of 40-60%.