[Microbiology] aspergillus niger spores size

Vipul Bansal nanobiovipul at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 01:32:36 EST 2006

Dear friends

I am a bit confused... I am not a basic microbiologist... Kindly help
me....When I performed AFM (atomic force microscopy) on some Aspergillus
niger spores, I get 100-400 nm spherical particles. However as far as I
know, A. niger spores are 2-5 micrometer in size... Can somebody tell me,
which stage of Aspergillus niger lifecycles is this ? Which spores are these
? Conidia, conidiospores...? I will appreciate, if you can kindly send me
sizes of all the structures present in Aspergillus niger.

Warm regards


Vipul Bansal
Senior Research Fellow
Nanoscience Group
Physical and Materials Chemistry Division
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411 008

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