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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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The HPLC data of the organic acids produced by Aspergillus niger are shown in Table 2a whereas data of organic acid metabolites produced by Penicillium notatum shown in table 2b is already reported by Anjum et al.
Optimization for cellulase production by Aspergillus niger using saw dust as substrate," African Journal of Biotechnology, 7(22) (2008).
Expression of heterologous laccase by Aspergillus niger cultured by solid state and submerged fermentations.
Production of raw starch digestive amylase by Aspergillus niger grown on native starch source.
Na primeira etapa, Aspergillus niger 11T53A14 foi inoculado no meio de cultivo contendo como substrato a torta de dende em tres diferentes condicoes: umidificada com solucao salina; umidificada com solucao de sulfato de amonio; e umidificada com solucao de sulfato de amonio e 3% de indutor (borra alcalina de dende).
O extrato de Momordica charantia apresentou efeito significativo na incidencia de todos os fungos identificados, promovendo reducao na frequencia de Aspergillus niger e Curvularia lunata nas concentracoes de 500 e 1000 ppm e os demais fungos (Aspergillus flavus, Rhizopus stolonifer e Penicillium sp.
ubicada en el municipio de Palmira, Valle del Cauca, dono el micelio del hongo Aspergillus Niger como un solido granulado con 10% de humedad, obtenido del proceso de fermentacion en la produccion de acido citrico a partir de azucar.
Production and Partial Purification of Amylase By Aspergillus niger Isolated from Cassava Peel
Aspergillus niger strains isolated from poultry have been studied recently, and susceptibility to voriconazole was highest with an MIC ranging from 0.