Aspergillus

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A model of Aspergillus

Aspergillus is a large genus of fungi in the phylum Ascomycota. There are several hundred species or types, some of which are important to medicine, science and industry.[1] Its normal growth form is as a mould. The fungi form asexual spores in a structure called an aspergillum. About one third of types also have sexual reproduction.[2]

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  1. Bennett JW (2010). "An overview of the genus Aspergillus". Aspergillus: molecular biology and genomics. Caister Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-904455-53-0. http://www.open-access-biology.com/aspergillus/aspergillusch1.pdf.
  2. Geiser D. 2009. Sexual structures in Aspergillus: morphology, importance and genomics. Medical Mycology 47 Suppl 1: S21–S26. [1]