A genus of fungi (class Ascomycetes) that contains many species, a number of them with black, brown, or green spores. A few species are pathogenic for man, other animals, and avians. There are about 300 species in this genus.


[Med. L. a sprinkler, fr. L. aspergo, to sprinkle]

Aspergillus clavatus

Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillus fumigatus

Aspergillus nidulans

Aspergillus niger

Aspergillus terreus