aspergillus aspergillus

Definition(s):

  • (n) genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals

Usage(s):

  1. Although press reports have focused on stachybotrys, strains of aspergillus, chaetomium and penicillium have also triggered their share of grief.
  2. They have discovered that toxins produced by aspergillus molds can cause cancer.

News

  • New phytase effective in improving phosphorus, calcium digestibility in pigs

    ( University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences ) Researchers at the University of Illinois have recently published results indicating that a new microbial phytase derived from the bacterium Aspergillus oryzae is highly effective at releasing phosphorus from the phytate molecule in weanling and growing pigs.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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