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

  • Although press reports have focused on stachybotrys, strains of aspergillus, chaetomium and penicillium have also triggered their share of grief.
  • They have discovered that toxins produced by aspergillus molds can cause cancer.
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  • 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.
    June 5, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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