Aspergillus clavatus


Characteristics
Shape and Size
Conidia dimensions: 2-3.5 microns.
Genome Information
Aspergillus clavatus NRRL 1, linear DNA, RefSeq NZ_AAKD00000000.3, Size 27.86 Mb, GC% 27.86, Protein 9,121,tRNA 9,121, Gene 9,121, Pseudogene 23 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/NZ_AAKD00000000.3
Food Source
patulin is found in apples and apple products such as juices, jams, and ciders. Also found in fruits including cherries, blueberries, plums, bananas, strawberries, and grapes.
Pathological Factor
The organism produces patulin, cytochalasins and the tremorgenic mycotoxins tryptoquivaline, tryptoquivalone and related compounds. A. clavatus is a recognized health hazard to workers in the malting industry. Inhalation of large numbers of highly allergenic spores can cause respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, emphyema or malt worker s lung, a serious occupational extrinsic allergic alveolitis.
Disease
Symptoms
Headaches, migraines, brain lesions, Chronic fatigue, exhaustion, Irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, sharp abdominal pains, stomach lesions, Joint and muscle stiffness, pain and weakness.
Affected Body Organs
CNS, gastrointestinal organs, joints, muscles

Classification
Kingdom Fungi
Division Ascomycota
Class Eurotiomycetes
Order Eurotiales
Family Trichocomaceae
Genus Aspergillus
Species A. Clavatus