Observation 132822: Aspergillus ochraceus K. Wilhelm
When: 2005-09-01
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Aspergillus ochraceus was the first fungus discovered to produce ochratoxin though many isolates are atoxigenic. It is a common contaminant of grains, cereals, coffee, tree nuts, figs, and other food stuffs.

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Recognized by sight: Spores from infected pistachio nuts found at the USDA Wolfskill Germplasm Repository near Winters, Ca. were transfered to agar media plates for colony growth and identification.
Used references: The genus Aspergillus by Rapier KB, Fennel DI.
Klich MA (2002). Identification of common Aspergillus species.
Mycopathologia. 2006 Sep;162(3):215-23. Ochratoxins: a global perspective. Bayman P, Baker JL.
Appl Environ Microbiol. 2002 May; 68(5): 2326–2329.Ochratoxin Production by the Aspergillus ochraceus Group and Aspergillus alliaceus Paul Bayman,James L. Baker, Mark A. Doster, Themis J. Michailides, and Noreen E. Mahoney

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