Mould Identification: A Virtual Self Assessment
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Unknown 73 = Arthroderma ajelloi
|A zoo keeper performing routine environmental screening for Aspergillus in an ostrich enclosure isolated the fungus below from decaying feathers.|
Colonies are usually flat, powdery, cream to tan to orange-tan in colour, with a blackish-purple submerged fringe and reverse.
Macroconidia are numerous, smooth, thick-walled, elongate, cigar-shaped, 29 to 65 by 5 to 10 um, and multiseptate with up to 9 or 10 septa. Microconidia are usually absent, but when present are ovate to pyriform in shape. RG-1 organism.
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