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n. pl. as·per·gil·li (-jĭl′ī′)
Any of various fungi of the genus Aspergillus, which includes many common molds.

[New Latin Aspergillus, genus name, from aspergillum, aspergillum (from the resemblance of its conidiophore to an aspergillum brush); see aspergillum.]
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n, pl -gilli (-ˈdʒɪlaɪ)
(Botany) any ascomycetous fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having chains of conidia attached like bristles to a club-shaped stalk: family Aspergillaceae
[C19: from New Latin aspergillum (from its similar appearance)]
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(ˌæs pərˈdʒɪl əs)

n., pl. -gil•li (-ˈdʒɪl aɪ)
any fungus of the genus Aspergillus, having sporophores with a bristly, knoblike top.
[1840–50; < New Latin; alter. of aspergillum]
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Noun1.aspergillus - genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animalsAspergillus - genus of common molds causing food spoilage and some pathogenic to plants and animals
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Aspergillaceae, family Aspergillaceae - family of fungi including some common molds
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The optimal production of GAAF was observed at 40oC that is much higher as compared to 30oC for Aspergillus oryzae (Puri et al., 2013) and 35oC for GAs from Aspergillus awamori NRRL 3112 and Aspergillus niger (Aguero et al., 1990).
The results are in line with Oshoma and Ikenebomeh [11], as they obtained higher production of biomass protein from rice bran using 2% (v/v) inoculum size of Aspergillus niger. The results differed from Irfan et al.
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For analysis of antimicrobial activity, two Gram negative bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli), two Gram positive bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus subtilis) and two fungal strains (Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus oryzae) were employed following Cruick-Cruick-Shank et al., (1975).
Tests of the earpieces also detected five other microorganisms; Aspergillus niger (34.4 per cent); Aspergillus fumigates (10 per cent); Aspergillus flavus and Cladosporium species (6.7 per cent) each; Geotrichum species (4.4 per cent); and Trichophyton mentagrophytes (2.2 per cent).
Aspergillus niger, a cosmopolitan saprophytic fungus, causes problems during the storage of plant organs and seeds because it accelerates the process of degradation and deterioration, especially if the stored plant parts have high water content (Oliveira et al., 2011).
'Aspergillus niger were present in all the samples with abundance growth while 13 samples were contaminated with Aspergillus flavus.
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Celem pracy bylo okreslenie wplywu fotokatalizatorow aktywowanych sztucznym swiatlem slonecznym (UV-VIS--ultraviolet--visible spectroscopy, ultrafiolet--promienio- wanie widzialne) na grzyby plesniowe Penicillium chrysogenum i Aspergillus niger.