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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.]


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)]


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Tolerase G--or Aspergillus niger prolyl endoprotease (AN-PEP)--is positioned for the rising number of gluten sensitive consumers following a gluten-free diet who want help digesting hidden or residual gluten that may be found in a broad range of foods.
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The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the expression of laccase in the brown rot fungus Aspergillus niger and relate its induction to waste water decolonization.
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Aspergillus niger strains isolated from poultry have been studied recently, and susceptibility to voriconazole was highest with an MIC ranging from 0.
Cultures from the bronchoalveolar lavage isolated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Aspergillus niger.
After identification of Aspergillus niger on culture, inquiries revealed no exposure to steroids, cytotoxic drugs, or irradiation, and workups for malignancy, human immunodeficiency virus infection, tuberculosis, and diabetes were negative.
Aspergillus niger is a spore forming fungus requiring the highest dosage of UVGI energy for inactivation and is problematic to immunocompromised patients.
We used the hydrogen breath test as the index of incomplete carbohydrate absorption to assess the efficacy of two enzymes--one from yeast, Kluyveromyces lactis (LactAid), and the other from the fungus Aspergillus niger (Lactase N)--to assist in the hydrolysis of 18 g of lactose in 360 ml (12 oz) of whole milk when consumed by an adult lactose malabsorber.
In the next stage, Aspergillus niger fungi that was ready to grow with the help of a team of biological experts was placed in contact with nanolayers and nanopowders.
This may be somewhat associated with previous report that immobilization of Aspergillus niger xylanase on Eudragit L-100 has led to stabilization of the enzyme toward alternate exposure to pH 4.