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Black Mold

A fungus associated with poor air quality indoors. Economically, it can be a concern when considering the purchase of a water damaged building. Its scientific name is Stachybotrys chartarum.

black mold

Refers to Stachybotrys chartarum, called stachy for short, a greenish black mold that can grow in parts of a structure exposed to constant moisture. The fungus can produce toxins harmful or even fatal to humans and has been identified in the sick building syndrome. There are some very dark dematiaceous hyphomycetes that look very similar; confirmation of stachy must be made after miscroscope examination.This is an area of widespread litigation and should be a cause of concern to both buyers and sellers of real estate. (For more information, visit the Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at

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Regiospecific hydroxylation of acyclic monoterpene alcohols by Aspergillus niger.
Multiple nonstarch-polysaccharide digesting enzyme production from solid state fermentation of Aspergillus niger AK10.
Species Isolate Casein hydrolysis Aspergillus dimorphicus 670, 671 + + + Aspergillus jlavus 516, 517 - Aspergillus foetidus 663 - Aspergillus niger 528 - Aspergillus sydowii 557 - Aspergillus ochraceus 418 + + + Aspergillus viridicatum 647 - Fusarium concolor 377, 625 - Fusarium equiseti 379 - Fusarium illudens 358 + + + Fusarium lateritium 224 + 540, 711 - Fusarium moniliforme 221 + + + 223 - Fusarium niuale 222 - Fusarium solani 237, 359 + + + 176 - Fusarium stilboides 371 - Fusarium trincictum 480 - Fusarium xylaroides 369, 370, 490 - Paecilomyces sp.
In the present study we have evaluated the antibacterial effect of the extracts of two widely used spices in India, Cinnamomum verum and Syzygium aromaticum against two bacterial strains of food borne pathogens, Pseudomonas lundensis and Bacillus cereus, and two fungal strains of food borne pathogens, Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus.
In our study, calcium oxalate crystals in the lung, in a case of aspergillosis from Aspergillus niger, stained light sea-green with MMPS, accompanied by loss of its bright birefringence.
The bacterial strains were first grown on Muller Hinton medium (MHI) at 37[degrees]C for 24 h prior to seeding on to the nutrient agar but the Aspergillus niger at 300[degrees]C for 48 h.
5 percent potato dextrose agar (PDA) in plastic Perti dishes previously inoculated with actively growing mycelium of Aspergillus niger, Paecilomyces variotii, Trametes versicolor, Gloeophyllum trabeum, Postia placenta, and Chaetomium globosum.
Daha nadir gorulen patojenler Aspergillus nidulans, Aspergillus niger ve Aspergillus terreus'tur (2,3).
Twenty vials were inoculated with a variety of yeast and moulds, including the yeasts Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Geotrichum candidum, Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, and Zygosaccharomyces and the moulds Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae, Rhizopus stolonifer and a variety of Penicillium species at a level of 500-4000 cfu/g.
and Aspergillus niger were cultured from buildings suspected of mold contamination.
There was no other fungal contamination in control group other than Candida spp and Aspergillus niger.