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Identification of Common Aspergillus Species

Field / Identification GuideIdentification Key

By: Maren A Klich(Author)

116 pages, 3 plates with colour photos, 45 plates with b/w photos; 2 b/w line drawings

Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures

Spiralbound | Jan 2002 | #192540 | ISBN: 9070351463
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About this book

The primary aim of this book is to provide a morphologically-based system for the identification of the more common Aspergillus species. Several uncommon species are also included in order to demonstrate the breadth of variability in the genus. To write the species descriptions herein, new information was obtained by recording morphological observations on approximately five isolates of each species. These data were then combined with previously published information to create a comprehensive species description. The key was then written based on the new species descriptions.


Introduction   1
Economic and Medical Importance of Aspergillus   1
Systematics   3
Morphological Features of Importance for Identification   5
Learning to Recognize Morphological Features   5
Media and Incubation   6
Using this Book   10
Hints for Making Observations and Using the Key   10

Identification Key

Species Descriptions

Aspergillus alliaceus
Eurotium amstelodami
A. auricomus
A. awamori
A. caespitosus
A. candidus
A. carbonarius
A. carneus
A. cervinus
Eurotium chevalieri
A. clavatus
Chaetosartorya cremea
Neosartorya fischeri
A. flavipes
A. flavus
A. foetidus
A. fumigatus
Eurotium herbariorum
A. japonicus
A. kanagawaensis
A. melleus
Emericella nidulans
A. niger
A. niveus
A. ochraceus
Sclerocleista ornata
A. oryzae
A. ostianus
A. paradoxus
A. parasiticus
A. penicillioides
A. puniceus
Emericella quadrilineata
A. restrictus
Emericella rugulosa
A. sclerotiorum
A. sojae
A. sparsus
A. sydowii
A. tamarii
A. terreus
A. unguis
A. ustus
A. versicolor
A. wentii

Literature Cited
Appendix 1. Some Major Characteristics of Aspergillus Species
Appendix 2. Data Sheet

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