Shape and Size
irregular in shape,. Conidia dimensions: 2.5 - 3 microns up to 1 mm diam.
whole genome not found
The major toxin produced by A. ochraceus and the other closely related species is ochratoxin A. There are three toxins, ochratoxin A, B and C. This organism also produces Penicillic acid, a mycotoxin of lower toxicity. Other reported metabolites are xanthomegnin and viomellein.
listlessness, emaciation, dehydration, and occasional diarrhea.
Affected Body Organs
lungs, gastro intestinal organs