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Aspergillus fumigatus . Fresen
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Status: Accepted

Name: Aspergillus fumigatus

Author: Fresen.

Citation: Beitr. Mykol. 3:81(1863)


Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Ascomycota

Class: Eurotiomycetes

Family: Trichocomaceae

Genus: Aspergillus

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A. fumigatus is a type of filamentous mold (ascomycete) that is found all over the world. It is saprophytic and therefore most commonly found in soil (especially compost piles) where it can recycle the Carbon and Nitrogen of deceased organic matter. The mitospores of A. fumigatus are thought to be inhaled several hundreds of times a day by the average person, usually with no consequence. It is, however, the most common species of Aspergillus to cause disease in humans: Holh and Feldmesser state that out of the 200 or so Aspergillus species, less than 20 of them cause human disease, and of those A. fumigatus is by far the most common isolate. This is partly because its spores are so ubiquitous (Gow estimated in 2005 that there were 10 conidia per cubic meter of air), but mostly because immunosuppressive treatments are more common now than ever before. This is true of treatments like chemotherapy, organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, high doses of corticosteroids (used to prevent and treat graft-versus-host disease), and HIV / AIDS . A. fumigatus cannot be transferred from person to person or between different animal species.

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Kingdom Fungi  
 Phylum Ascomycota  
 Class Eurotiomycetes  
 Order Eurotiales  
 Family Trichocomaceae  
 Genus Aspergillus  
  Aspergillus fumigatus    Fres. 
Provider: Chen, Jin-Liang 
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Synonyms: Neosartorya fumigata   details
Citation: Sawada, K.: Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Formosa 32(224): 222, 1942
Habitat: on the surface of book  
Name Code: 143615
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