Aspergillus fumigatus   Fresen.,  1863 (Marine Fungus)
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Class: Eurotiomycetes

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The organism is characterized by green echinulate conidia, 2.5 to 3 micrometer in diameter, produced in chains basipetally from greenish phialides. 6 to 8 by 2 to 3 micrometer in size. A few isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus are pigmentless and produce white conidia. The chains of conidia are borne directly on broadly clavate vesicles (20 to 30 micrometer in diameter) in the absence of metulae. No sexual stage is known for this species. Aspergillus fumigatus is a fast grower: the colony size can reach 4 ± 1 cm within a week when grown on Czapek-Dox agar at 25°C. It is a thermophilic species, with -growth occurring at temperatures as high as 55°C and survival maintained at temperatures up to 70°C.

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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Dangers
(The main portal of entry and site of infection for Aspergillus fumigatus is the respiratory tract. Other sites of infections in the normal or immunocompromised host, such as the skin, peritoneum, kidneys, bones, eyes, ears, brain, sinuses, gastrointestinal tract, and as a result of trauma, nonrespiratory infections are infrequent. AIDS cases are mostly secondary, due to steriod administration and neutropenia. Animal cases were described. )

Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Kagh Island INDIA (Record: 12/1960-01/1961)
• (Lat: 15.55) (Long: 80.66) INDIA (Record: 09/1987) (Depth: -50 mts)
• (Lat: 17.41) (Long: 83) INDIA (Record: 09/1987) (Depth: -51 mts)
• Kerala, Mangalvan (Lat: 10) (Long: 76.3) INDIA (Depth: 1 mts)
• Kerala, Mangalvan (Lat: 9.98) (Long: 76.26) INDIA (Depth: 1 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove Forest (Lat: 11.45) (Long: 79.78) INDIA
• Orissa, Ganjam Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Muthukuda INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Gupta, R and Prabhakaran, N (1990) Fungi isolated from the EEZ of Indian coast Proceeding of first Workshop on Scientific Results of FORV Sagar Sampada, 5-7 June 1989 National Institute of Oceanography, India 37-46 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
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  • Sasi, A; Kani, SM; Jagadeesh, G; Singh, CR and Kumar, RM (2009) Isolation and enumeration of mycosybionts from leucosolenia; along the east coast of Tamil nadu, India Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sc. Global Science Publications 11(4) 907-912 Available at -

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