Aspergillus

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Description

A genus containing many types of filamentous black fungi. Aspergillus was first catalogued in 1729 by P. Micheli. Aspergillus niger is a common component in mildew. It grows readily on any damp surface including foodstuffs, walls, leather, and books. Other types of Aspergillus are used to ferment sake and process soybeans. Air-borne aspergillus particles cause aspergillosis in humans.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Aspergillus niger

Resources and Citations

  • American Leather Chemists Association glossary

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