It is a plant, animal and human pathogen. LaeA is shown to be involved in the conversion of heterochromatin, where gene expression is suppressed, to euchromatin, where gene expression is promoted (5). margin: 0; (1983): An improved medium for the detection of Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. Eukaryota; Ascomycota; Eurotiomycetes; Eurotiales; Trichocomaceae. This page was last edited on 9 December 2017, at 01:35. 390 pages. Amare, M. G. and N. P. Keller. Sclerotia, when present, are dark brown. Bajadoz, Formatex. Food Microbiol., 93, 101–107. Other articles where Aspergillus parasiticus is discussed: cancer: Initiators: …the fungi Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus, which grow on improperly stored grains and peanuts. The secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters responsible for the production of aflatoxin consists of 25 genes, spanning 70 kb DNA sections located near the telomere of the third chromosome (4). Despite the capacity to colonize a wide range of environments, A. flavus grows more readily in warm climates and thrives in tropical latitudes (7). PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) is a simple, cost effective and quick tool for rapid detection of specific differences in DNA sequences of Aspergillus species (Somashekar et al., 2004). width: 100%; Taxonomically, A. flavus conidia are mostly produced from heads bearing both metulae and phialides, while the most heads of A. parasiticus bear phialides alone (Klıch, 2002). Drought conditions are also correlated with infection by A. flavus, although infection was not observed at lower growing temperatures, and was far less common in undamaged seeds and kernels (8). Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is a widely cultivated cereal in Serbia, with average production of approximately 4.3 t ha−1 in the period from 2015 to 2017 (Statistical Yearbook оf the Republic of Serbia, 2018). Visualisation of the restriction fragments was carried out by capillary electrophoresis at Agilent Bioanalyzer 2100 with Lab Chip DNA1000 (Agilent Technologies, CA, USA). Genome Announcements. A keratinolytie enzyme secreted by Aspergillus flavus K-03 cultured in feather meal basal medium (FMBM) containing 2% (w/v) chicken feather was purified and characterized. 3). Int. Samson, R.A. & Varua, J. Aspergillus flavus colonies are commonly powdery masses of yellowish-green spores on the upper surface and reddish-gold on the lower surface. However, a high incidence of A. flavus (45.8%) on wheat was recorded in 2012 as the result of high temperatures and extreme dry conditions during the summer (Levıć et al., 2013). Mycol., 47, S13–S20. Bowman S.M. .item03 { Milestones of Aspergillus and fungal disease; Theses; Web based resources; Education. Aspergillus flavus has been reported to be the predominant pathogen in both primary cutaneous aspergillosis 129 where skin is the only organ infected and contiguous cutaneous aspergillosis (e.g. .item04 { Copyright Akadémiai Kiadó AKJournals is the trademark of Akadémiai Kiadó's journal publishing business branch. The isolates were coded ASP 1, ASP 2, ASP 3, ASP 4, ASP 5, and ASP 6. So far, there is no report of aflatoxin contamination of wheat in Serbia. World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC, Lyon, France. .item06 { background: #f57822; Aspergillus oryzae strain ATCC 11866 also shares potentially harmful characteristics with the species Aspergillus flavus, which is a known plant pathogen and opportunistic animal pathogen, and is reported to cause sinus and eye infections in healthy humans and fatal lung disease and systemic infection in susceptible individuals (for example, immunocompromised, elderly and newborns). The nucleotide sequences have been submitted to the GenBank (accession numbers: MH582473 to MH582510). citric acid) and food stuffs (e.g. p. Aflatoxins contamination of maize in Serbia: The impact of weather conditions in 2015, Identification of common Aspergillus species. Since the classical microbiological identification methods did not completely enable the precise and clearly defined classification of A. flavus, the implementation of molecular methods was necessary for the reliable and accurate identification of the tested isolates. } Colony characteristics are showing granular flat, often with radial grooves, initially yellow but quickly becoming bright to dark yellow-green with age. Few fungi have had as broad an economic impact as Aspergillus flavus.It is a pathogen of plants, animals and insects, causes storage rots in numerous crops, and it produces the highly regulated mycotoxin, aflatoxin B 1.As human pathogens, Aspergillus species have become increasingly important because immunosuppressed people are very susceptible to infection by these fungi. Introduction Aspergillus flavus is a ubiquitous and cosmopolitan filamentous fungus known to proliferate in a wide range of environmental conditions [1]. This study identified and further characterized aflatoxigenic A. flavus from groundnuts sampled from sundry shops in Kenya using integrated morphological and molecular approaches. A. flavus is part of the Flavi group, which is notable for its aflatoxin-producing fungi. This in turn leads to the production of a new generation of spores (8). Those results were in accordance with studies of Nasrı and co-workers (2015) and Baroševıć and co-workers (2016). Many cases of liver cancer in Africa and East Asia have been linked to dietary exposure to that chemical. According to the fragment analysis, there are three restriction places for HhaI in the sequence of A. flavus that separated the PCR products into four fragments of 200 bp, 194 bp, 163 bp, and 112 bp. Gel image of the electrophoretically separated PCR products digested with restriction enzymes: A: HhaI-RFLP of ITS-PCR products; B: MwoI-RFLP of ITS-PCR products; L: 25-1000 bp DNA ladder. However, the main problem with this fungus in agriculture is that it produces a very carcinogenic type of toxins, named – aflatoxins that are a considerable hazard to animals and humans. Volume 45. p. 1422–1429. . Minor nucleotide variations in DNA sequence can be detected by PCR‐ RFLP analyses (Atouı & El Khoury, 2016). Nevertheless, the occurrence of toxigenic species such as A. flavus in the present study suggested that there is the potential risk of aflatoxin contamination of wheat grains used for the production of wheat- based food products. The digestion was heat-terminated at 80 °C for 20 min after incubation performed with MwoI, while the thermal inactivation to PCR products digested with the HhaI was not applied. Plant Dis., 101, 1045–1045. } Kumar R., Mishra A. K., Dubey N.K., and Tripathi Y.B. J. Similar differences were observed in the application of the MwoI when comparing the results of our tests with the results of Dıba and co-workers (2014), who tested the possibility of using this enzyme for identification and molecular characterisation of medically important Aspergillus species. Kale, S. P., L. Milde, M. K. Trapp, J. C. Frisvad, N. P. Keller, and J. W. Bok. An intense orange colour was observed for all tested isolates (Figs 1A and 1B). Food Microbiol., 129(2), 187–193. Several mechanisms could explain this difference, although the combination of segmental duplication, genome duplication, and horizontal gene transfer acting in a piecemeal fashion is well-supported. In 1917, a food chemist named James Currie discovered that Aspergillus niger produces citric acid in high concentrations when cultivated in sugar-containing … Keratinolytie enzyme secretion was the maximal at day 16 of the incubation period at pH 8 and 28°C. The conidiophore is enlarged at the tip, forming a swollen vesicle. background: #fac39f; C. ambrosioides was chosen as a counteragent for the fungi because of its prevalence as a weed throughout India and elsewhere (11). . Additional gene clusters have been shown to regulate the production of aflatoxin, one of which is veA (5). Aspergillus flavus Aspergillus fumigatus Aspergillus glaucus Aspergillus nidulans Aspergillus terreus Aspergillus versicolor MICROSCOPIC APPEARANCE Hyphae are septate (2.5 - 8.0 micrometers in diameter); an unbranched conidiophore arises from a specialized foot cell. who also reported Aspergillus species as one of the most common fungus in grains and poultry feed samples. } Section Flavi encompasses both harmful and beneficial Aspergillus species, such as Aspergillus oryzae, used in food fermentation and enzyme production, and Aspergillus flavus, food spoiler and mycotoxin producer. Proper drying and storage would greatly prevent the contamination of food grains with these mycotoxin-producing fungi. 2003. β-tubulin, a gene specific for the identification of Aspergillus species, is amplified by the pair of Bt2a/Bt2b primers, as well as by AflaFor/Bt2b. Major characteristics of Aspergillus fumigatus: Aspergillus fumigatus and Rhizopus . A. flavus growth and aflatoxin biosynthesis depend on substrate, moisture, temperature, pH, aeration, and competing microflora. Visual attention and choice behaviour in multialternative food choice situations, Monitoring lactic acid concentrations by infrared spectroscopy: A new developed method for, Profile of Phenolic Acids and Antioxidant Capacity in Organs of Common Buckwheat Sprout. PCR was performed in a thermal cycler (Sure Cycles 8800; Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, USA) programmed for the appropriate cycling parameters (Nasrı et al., 2015; Baroševıć et al., 2016). Communicating current research and educational topics and trends in applied microbiology. & El Khoury, A. width: 20%; The A. flavus genome consists of 37 million base pairs arranged into eight different chromosomes (4). Expression of aflatoxin is upregulated when AflR is bound to the promoter of the aflatoxin gene (4). This study was funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (451-03-68/2020-14/200222). Applied Microbiology Biotechnology. There were no significant differences in baseline characteristics between the 2 groups. Rapid growth. Phytotomed. 365–371. Volume 3. p. 1-2. The S strain is capable of growth under a 14 degrees Celsius temperature change, and the L strain exhibits half of the original sclerotia production rate at 25 degrees Celsius. Aspergillus flavus has been reported to be the predominant pathogen in both primary cutaneous aspergillosis 129 where skin is the only organ infected and contiguous cutaneous aspergillosis (e.g. Aspergillus niger causes black mold of foodstuffs; A. flavus, A. niger, and A. fumigatus cause aspergillosis in humans. That means this species tends to induce a hypersensitive (allergic) reaction instead of infecting the body. "Reduction in Aflatoxin Content of Maize by Atoxigenic Strains of Aspergillus flavus". Krulj, J., Đısalov, J., Bodroža-Solarov, M., Bočarov Stančıć, A., Markov, S., & Kojıć, J. Another study explored the effects of essential oils derived from Chenopodium ambrosioides on A. flavus and other fungal populations. Aspergillus fumigatus is the most common of the group, followed by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus brasiliensis (formerly termed niger). Centraal bureau voor Schimmel cultures, Utrecht. A. flavus isolates were first identified by morphology (microscopic and macroscopic characteristics of the colonies) based on descriptions of Klıch (2002) and Samson and co-workers (2010). width: 9%; Aspergillus flavus is the second most important species causing localized as well as systemic infections [2,5-7]. The fungus is also an opportunistic animal and human pathogen causing aspergillosis diseases with incidence increasing in the immunocompromised population. The identification of A. flavus is not straightforward due to similarities with closely related species (e.g. Classical morphological-based methods for identification and distinguishing of the main toxigenic fungi occurring in foods and feeds present numerous confinements, such as labour-demanding aspects and significant specialised aptitude. Read also: Aspergillus flavus Habitat of Aspergillus niger. Aspergillus flavus and associated toxins have occurred mainly on maize in temperate regions of Serbia when the weather conditions were dry and warm (Kos et al. } The possibility of distinguishing Aspergillus species from the Flavi section is based on intense orange colony reverse when grown on AFPA. A clear to pale brown exudate may be present in … By comparing the phenotypic grouping of the isolates using colony colour on AFPA and CDA and conidia ornamentation with the molecular identification achieved by the β-tubulin and ITS sequence analysis and PCR‐RFLP analysis, we could observe that the two approaches are complementary to one another. However, disseminated IA was more common in non- The recent study indicated the occurrence of A. flavus on spelt wheat in Serbia after harvest in 2016 (Krulj et al., 2017). IARC (2002): Monograph on the evaluation of carcinogenic risk to humans, vol. Due to the fact that it breaks down cellulose and lignin, the fungus has a special ecological value. No relationship was detected between enzyme yield and increase of fungal biomass. Nasrı and co-workers (2015) claimed that β-tubulin gene digestion, due to its own specificity, allowed a more discriminating RFLP assay for species distinction of clinically important Aspergillus spp. It is commonly isolated from soil, plant debris, and indoor air environment. Introduction Aspergillus flavus on Czapek Dox agar. A. flavus var. Volume 25. p. 249-270. A. flavus is also an opportunistic parasite capable of infesting a wide range of hosts. AKJournals is the trademark of Akadémiai Kiadó's journal publishing business branch. BLAST analysis showed that sequences from 38 A. flavus isolates shared 99% nucleotide identity with A. flavus species available from the GenBank database. The identified organisms were; Aspergillus fumigatus qH 107 (ASP 1), Aspergillus fumigatus qH 107 (ASP 2), Aspergillus flavus M09 (ASP 3), Aspergillus flavus UOMS6 (ASP 4), Aspergillus fumigatus qH 107 (ASP 5), Aspergillus flavus qH 107 (ASP 6). Colonies on potato dextrose agar at 25°C are olive to lime green with a cream reverse. Gel image for AlwI is not shown. The fungus is also an opportunistic animal and human pathogen causing aspergillosis diseases with incidence increasing in the immunocompromised population. Proceedings of the III International Congress, “Food Technology, Quality and Safety”; October 25–27, 2016; Novi Sad; Serbia, pp. Study of Mırhendı and co-workers (2007) showed that the size of PCR fragments amplified by ITS1/ ITS4 primers prior to digestion was 595 bp, which corresponds to the results obtained in this study (600 bp). Aspergillus Flavus – Dangers & Characteristics. The fragment size obtained by PCR reaction using the primer pair AflaFor/ Bt2b was 447 bp, while the fragment size amplified by the primers Bt2a/Bt2b was 565 bp (Table 1). This binding is not required for aflatoxin production, however. Aspergillus flavus ATCC ® 9643™ Designation: SN 3 [Aust. background: #f9a46e; Highly aerobic in nature J. Med. Keywords: Aflatoxins; Aspergillus flavus; morphological characterization; Thin Layer Chromatography; UV Fluorescence 1. Mycotoxigenic Fungi, 313–320. World Mycotoxin J., 11, 247–257. Mırhendı, H., Dıba, K., Kordbacheh, P., Jalalızand, N. & Makımura, K. (2007): Identification of pathogenic Aspergillus species by a PCR-restriction enzyme method. Using Blankophor or Calcofluor for microscopic examinations; improving recognition of morphologic characteristics of opportunistic fungi in stained smears of specimens; maximizing the growth rate and production of conidia by Aspergillus spp. (2002): Identification of common Aspergillus species. The separation of amplified PCR products of different A. flavus strains by Lab-on-a-chip electrophoresis was confirmed by sequencing. (2013): An outbreak of Aspergillus species in response to environmental conditions in Serbia. A. flavus and A. parasiticus have shown to possess high degree of genetic similarity and related genome size. Copyright Akadémiai Kiadó Aspergillus flavus is saprophytic soil fungus that infects and contaminates preharvest and postharvest seed crops with the carcinogenic secondary metabolite aflatoxin. 10 September 2020 Factors affecting polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon biodegradation by aspergillus flavus; 9 September 2020 A Low‐Cost Tebuconazole‐Based Screening Test for Azole‐Resistant Aspergillus fumigatus Aspergillus species are ubiquitous imperfect filamentous fungi.Of this genus, Aspergillus flavus has a worldwide distribution, mostly growing as a saprophyte in the soil {2428; 1797}. Aflatoxin is known to contaminate many types of crop seeds, but in the field it is predominantly problematic for maize, peanuts, cotton seed, and tree nuts (1). Proceedings of the III International Congress “Food Technology, Quality and Safety”; October, 27-29, 2016. It is a causative agent of otitis, keratitis, acute and chronic invasive sinusitis, and pulmonary and systemic infections in immunocompromised patients. This species is known primarily for its ability to produce a potent toxin and carcinogen known as aflatoxin (1). Kernels and fruit which have been damaged by insects can be easily infected by A.flavus. Aspergillus flavus has no known telemorph forms.. Habitat/Ecology. After DNA extraction from tested A. flavus isolates, PCR reactions were conducted with different primer pairs: ITS1/ITS4, AflaFor/Bt2b, and Bt2a/Bt2b. Statıstıcal Yearbook of the Republıc of Serbıa (2018): Chapter Agriculture. Braz. (1990): Amplification and direct sequencing of fungal ribosomal RNA genes for phylogenetics.-in: Innıs, M.A., Gelfald, D.H., Snınsky, J.J & Whıte, T.J. (Eds) PCR protocol: A guide to methods and applications. The amplicons of β-tubulin gene (primers Bt2a/Bt2b) were digested with AlwI (BspPI) enzyme (Thermo Scientific, USA) for 4 h at 55 °C and heat-terminated at 80 °C for 20 min. macro and micro morphological characteristics for identification to species level together with taxonomic keys by [6]. .ak_container { This claim was supported by a meta-analysis that revealed that A. flavus was found at all latitudes studied. Hyphae are septate (2.5 - 8.0 micrometers in diameter); an unbranched conidiophore arises from a specialized foot cell. SYNONYM OR CROSS REFERENCE: Aspergillosis, farmer’s lung, A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. nidulans, A. terreus Footnote 1. The hyphae of A. flavus are partitioned by a septum and are hyaline, giving them a glossy appearance (2). All yellow-green colonies had finely rough, round to elliptical conidia with thin walls, while dark green colonies showed extremely rough, more spherical conidia of thicker walls. The fungus is also an opportunistic animal and human pathogen causing aspergillosis diseases with incidence increasing in the immunocompromised population. INTRODUCTION. A. flavusmay be found i… 8. AFPA (Aspergillus flavus and parasiticus agar) is a selective medium for the rapid identification of Aspergillus of section Flavi (Pıtt et al., 1983). The biosynthesis of aflatoxin involves a regulatory mechanism mediated by pathway-specific genes aflR and aflS. On Aspergillus flavus and parasiticus agar (AFPA), specific medium for the identification of species from Flavi group, cultivations of the isolates were done at 30 °C for 3 days (Pıtt et al., 1983). NAME: Aspergillus spp. Food Addit Contam, A, 34, 1999–2010. While a teleomorphic state has been described only for some of the Aspergillusspp., others are accepted to be mitosporic, without any known sexual spore production. These criteria have been applied as important principles for differentiation of A. flavus and A. parasiticus. background: #f9a46e; "Unlocking the Secrets Behind Secondary Metabolism: A Review of Aspergillus flavus from Pathogenicity to Functional Genomics". and S.J. Among these, Aspergillus fumigatus is the most commonly isolated species, followed by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus niger. Somashekar, D., Ratı, E.R. Furthermore, treatment with C. ambrosioides prevented fungus-related spoilage in wheat crops for up to a year (11). Int. Aspergillus penicillium is mainly allergenic. The microscopic characteristics of Aspergillus flavus isolate 5 under the basic biological light microscope showing the biseriate with philiades radiating from all sides (a); the globose conidia with varying sizes that are slightly roughened (b); and unbranched conidiophore which is nonseptate, rough, and hyaline (c). AFPA (Aspergillus flavus and parasiticus agar) and CDA (Czapek-Dox agar) were used as specific media for A. flavus identification. background: #ddd; This method is commonly used and is an essential tool for categorisation of fungal isolates in groups or sections, that allows further identification by other methods. Characteristics of A. flavus associated with pathogenicity and niche specialization include secondary metabolite production, enzyme elaboration, and a sophisticated oxylipin host crosstalk associated with a quorum-like development program. Food Microbiol., 71, 75–86. A. flavus cultures isolated from common wheat and spelt grain samples were collected during the three-year period (2015–2017) in Northern Serbia. background: #f78f4c; In classical fungal genetics, one species Aspergillus (Emericella) nidulans has been used to elucidate the parasexual cycle, as well as to understand basic concepts in regulation of metabolic pathways, the cell cycle, intron splicing and hyphal polarity. Taking into account that morphological characters could be very volatile depending on the media and culture properties, misclassification of fungal species including Aspergillus spp. The presented results indicate that there was no difference among the tested Aspergillus isolates on the molecular–genetic level. Aspergillus flavus is saprophytic soil fungus that infects and contaminates preharvest and postharvest seed crops with the carcinogenic secondary metabolite aflatoxin. Microscopic characteristics of A. flavus isolates (A) EM167; (B – D) EM184; and (E) EM213 under the 100× objective of the Motic BA 210 Basic Biological Light Microscope. Rodrıuues, P., Soares, C., Kozakıeyıcz, Z., Paterson, R.R.M., Lıma, N. & Venâncıo, A. parasiticus, and A. nomius share the ability to produce aflatoxins. background: #f9a46e; May 2, 2020 May 8, 2019 by Your Health Remedy's Staff. 9. The sizes of two strains' sclerotia, 150 -250 micrometers for the S strain, and 400 micrometers for the L strain, depends on the given temperature and types of agar in vitro cultures (9). The reaction mixture contained 10 μl of PCR amplicons, 2 μl of 10 × Buffer Tango, 1 μl of AlwI (BspPI) restriction enzyme, and 18 μl nuclease free-water. Molecular approaches, based on PCR amplification of individual and combined sequences of ITS and β-tubulin, then CR-RFLP method followed by the fragment length analysis, provide complete and comprehensive characterisation of A. flavus isolated from wheat grains. Only black Aspergillus cannot be distinguished using morphological characteristics as the microscopic and macroscopic characteristics observed were very similar. } The conidiophore is enlarged at the tip, forming a swollen vesicle. A deletion of this gene causes a down regulation of aflatoxin, in addition to the prevention of the formation of sclerotia, a part of the cell membrane that helps the fungal cell to survive environmental extremes for long periods (5). A. flavus isolates were first identified according to the macroscopic and microscopic morphological characteristics of their colonies (Klıch, 2002). Purified rDNAs, amplified by AflaFor/Bt2b, were sequenced and identified using BLAST programs at NCBI database. MH582474; PDA: potato dextrose agar. In both grains and legumes, infection is minimized to small areas, and discoloration and dullness of affected areas is often seen. Aspergillus niger is the most common and the most studies species in Aspergillus in relation to its morphology, physiology, benefits, and effects. Volume 73. p. 1158–1168. Duran, R.M., J. W. Cary, and A. M. Calvo. Reference and obtained fragment sizes of PCR products amplified by the different primer pairs. Although A.flavus does not propagate in the air often, a form of conidia is often carried by host insects onto damaged plants where further infection takes place (8). width: 15%; Fragments labelled with 15 bp and 1500 bp are internal calibration markers. Atouı, A. 15 Aspergillus flavus strains was isolated & identified on the basis of cultural characteristics on PDA & microscopic observation. Major characteristics of Aspergillus fumigatus: Aspergillus fumigatus and Rhizopus . Phytopathology. Journal of Toxicology: Toxin Reviews. } Production of aflatoxins B1 and B2 occurs primarily in plants, especially B1 within cotton seeds and corn kernels (9). Aspergillus flavus is the main producer of the well known carcinogenic aflatoxins. no. Comparing the resistance of different wheat species, spelt wheat showed the strongest response to the artificial field infection with A. flavus and AFB1 biosynthesis (Krulj et al., 2018). } PCR-RFLP method in combination with a Lab-on-a-chip (LoaC) electrophoresis can be successfully used to rapidly identify A. flavus isolates. Differences in the size of fragments obtained using the same enzyme can be due to the application of different methods of electrophoresis. 315–322. Identification of the A. flavus species group is mainly based on the color and macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of the fungus. 11. The ITS region is considered to be a universal and primary molecular marker for identification of fungi (Whıte et al., 1990). Aspergillus flavus and the closely related subspecies parasiticus have long been recognized as major contaminants of organic and nonorganic items.A. In general, morphological characteristics are still widely used for identification of Aspergillus as this method is essential to categorize the isolates according to groups or sections, which allows further identification by other … All analysed isolates were identified as A. flavus – the main agent responsible for aflatoxin contamination of cereals and other crops. 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