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Aspergillus niger

ALLERGENICITY

Allergenic (81,95,173-177,231)

MYCOTOXINS PRODUCED

Malformins B&C (3,178,179), Naphtho-gamma-pyrones (3), Ochratoxin A (180,181), Oxalic acid (3,182).

PATHOGENICITY IN HUMANS 

Etiologic agent of otomycosis (183-185), "Swimmer's ear" (1,2), onychomycosis (382), can cause bronchopulmonary (174), pulmonary (186,187), nasosinus (191) aspergillosis, pneumonia (189), eye infections (122,161) and invasive lung (189), heart (190) and other disease (1,2).

IDENTIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS on POTATO DEXTROSE AGAR (PDA)

Initially white, quickly becoming black. Reverse pale yellow. Conidia brown to black, very rough. (2)

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