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Aspergillus leporis sclerotia form on rabbit dung

Author:
Wicklow, D.T.
Source:
Mycologia 1985 v.77 no.4 pp. 531
ISSN:
0027-5514
Subject:
Aspergillus, fungi, feces, mortality
Abstract:
A. leporis NRRL 3216 (A. flavus group), first isolated from white-tailed jackrabbit dung, survived passage through the digestive system of a caged laboratory rabbit and produced both conidial apparati and sclerotia on dung surfaces during subseqent moist chamber incubation. Sclerotium-producing strains of A. flavus NRRL 3357 and A. parasiticus NRRL 13,005 produced conidial apparati on dung but not sclerotia.
Agid:
23972
Handle:
10113/23972