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Aspergillus

Aspergillus. A genus (q.v.) of microflora (q.v.) that includes various species of fungi (q.v.) whose members are characterized by having distinctive conidiophores in the form of vertical stalks that develop bristly, brush-like, variously colored tops that contain the spores (q.v.). In addition to species found primarily in stored grain (q.v.), the genus includes the common bread molds (q.v), such as the green and black molds.