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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D2162-1

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Petri dish containing the fungus Aspergillus flavus. This common fungus is a concern because it produces carcinogenic aflatoxins, which can contaminate certain foods and cause aspergillosis, an invasive fungal disease.

 

Photo by Peggy Greb.


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Last Modified: 3/29/2011