Aspergillus nidulans

ALLERGENICITY

Allergenic (96,163)

MYCOTOXINS PRODUCED

Echinocandin B (349), Nidulotoxin (3,164), Penicillin(3,165), Sterigmatocystin (3,166,234,235,349)

PATHOGENICITY IN HUMANS

Known to cause bone, disseminated infection, abscess (167,168,170), endocarditis (171), osteomyelitis and pneumonia (172) in patients with chronic granulomatous disease (1,2), case of pulmonary aspergillosis (169), mycetoma (597), eye infection (122).

IDENTIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS on POTATO DEXTROSE AGAR (PDA)

Rapid growth, green, buff, short brown conidiophore (60-130u) , sm vesicle, rough conidia, globose brown cleistothecia producing reddish ascospores surrounded by Hulle cells (1,2)

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