Aspergillus fumigatus.

Aspergillus fumigatus

Of all the fungus that passes through the lab Aspergillus species are among the most common, second only to Candida species. Of all the Aspergillus species isolated, Aspergillus fumigatus is the one that is most commonly isolated. This organism is described as being “ubiquitous in nature.” It is found pretty… Continue Reading
Alternaria

Alternaria

Alternaria is an interesting little critter. It is sometimes considered a contaminant, but can also cause infection in subcutaneous tissue. In some cases it may cause infection of the nails, eye or nasal sinuses. Additionally, it can create problems with asthma or respiratory allergies. I frequently isolate this organism from… Continue Reading
Gliocladium

Gliocladium

Gliocladium is just here to look pretty. No seriously, she isn’t known to cause infection at all. Not a human pathogen. This organism is frequently found in soil and just passes through the lab as a contaminant. Gliocladium is very green. She’s so green that the pigment comes through… Continue Reading