TABLE 1.

Germination rates of 5- and 11-day-old conidia of Aspergillus tested strainsa

Species (n)% Germination (mean ± SEM) of conidia% Inhibition of germination
5 days old11 days old
A. fumigatus (60)58 ± 1.845 ± 1.922.4 ± 2.3
A. flavus (34)32 ± 3.731 ± 3.78.4 ± 3.1
A. niger (21)15 ± 2.512 ± 219.8 ± 5.4
  • a Strains were incubated for 8 h in RPMI 1640 medium at 37°C.