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Aspergillus

 [as″per-jil´us]
a genus of fungi (molds), several species of which are endoparasitic and opportunistic pathogens.
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Aspergillus

(as'per-jil'ŭs),
A genus of fungi (class Ascomycetes) that contains many species, some with black, brown, or green spores. A few species are pathogenic for humans, birds, and other animals. There are about 300 species in this genus.
[Med. L. a sprinkler, fr. L. aspergo, to sprinkle]
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Aspergillus

A genus of fungi of the class Deuteromycetes, which are soil dwellers with ± 300 species, some of which are human pathogens. Aspergillus spp are involved in industrial production of organic acids and is a popular model for genetic studies.
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Aspergillus

Mycology A genus of fungi of the class Deuteromycetes, which are soil dwellers, with ± 300 species, some of which are human pathogens. See Aspergillus fumigatus.
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As·per·gil·lus

(aspĕr-jilŭs)
A genus of fungi that contains many species, a number of them with black, brown, or green spores. A few species are pathogenic in humans.
[Med. L. a sprinkler, fr. L. aspergo, to sprinkle]
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As·per·gil·lus

(aspĕr-jilŭs )
A genus of fungi (class Ascomycetes) that contains about 300 species, some with black, brown, or green spores. A few species are pathogenic for humans, birds, and other animals.
[Med. L. a sprinkler, fr. L. aspergo, to sprinkle]
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Accordingly, definite the effective environmental factors that induce asexual sporulation process in aspergilli considered the first step towards making an accurate identification.
Aspergilli impact mankind in both positive and negative ways, but as a group these organisms have been studied very little and are poorly understood.
It is easy enough to make a diagnosis of fungal infection when inspection of the ear canal reveals a forest of waving conidiophores, as in cases of sporing aspergilli. However, yeasts, even in their mycelial form, do not make closely woven masses of hyphae like molds do, and they are therefore more likely to be missed.
Black Aspergilli (Aspergillus section Nigri) have agricultural and industrial importance.
Aspergilli have always been present in human environment but prior to the development of microscope they were identified as white yellow green red or black molds without serious attempt of interpretation of other features.
Production of xylanase by Aspergilli using alternative carbon sources: application of the crude extract on cellulose pulp biobleaching.
Hybridization of genes involved in aflatoxin biosynthesis to DNA of aflatoxigenic and non-aflatoxigenic aspergilli. Applied Microbiology Biotechnology., 1995; 44: 439-43.
The unnamed welder died three days later from aspergillosis - caused by inhaling spores of the aspergillis fungus.