Aspergillus parasiticus

Shape and Size
variable in length, mostly 300 700 m long subglobose or irregularly shaped
Genome Information
Aspergillus parasiticus SU-1, Size 39.47 Mb, GC% 48.2, Protein 8,645,Gene 8,645
Food Source
Meat and Products, milk an products, Fruits and Vegetables Water and Beverages
Pathological Factor
Two proteins VeA and LaeA in A. Flavus play critical roles in development and seed colonization. The VeA gene regulates the expression of sterigmatocystin (a precursor of aflatoxin) and aflatoxin genes in A. Flavus.
Affected Body Organs
brain, gastrointestinal organs

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