KEGG   Aspergillus fumigatus

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T numberT01017
Org codeafm
AliasesASPFU, 330879
Full nameAspergillus fumigatus
DefinitionAspergillus fumigatus Af293
Annotationmanual
TaxonomyTAX: 330879
    LineageEukaryota; Fungi; Dikarya; Ascomycota; Pezizomycotina; Eurotiomycetes; Eurotiomycetidae; Eurotiales; Aspergillaceae; Aspergillus
Data sourceRefSeq (Assembly: GCF_000002655.1)
Original DBJCVI
KeywordsHuman pathogen, Animal pathogen, Methylotroph
DiseaseH01328 Aspergillosis
H01361 Eosinophilic esophagitis
CommentExceptional among microorganisms in being both a primary and opportunistic pathogen as well as a major allergen.
Its conidia production is prolific, and so human respiratory tract exposure is almost constant.
Thermotolerance is a trait critical to its ability to thrive in mammalian and avian infections and in the even-higher temperature ranges characteristic of composts (that is, up to 70 degree).
Isolated from a patient who ultimately died from invasive aspergillosis.
StatisticsNumber of protein genes: 9630
ReferencePMID: 16372009
    AuthorsNierman WC et al.
    TitleGenomic sequence of the pathogenic and allergenic filamentous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus.
    JournalNature 438:1151-6 (2005)

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