Aflatoxin is produced by the fungus?
A. Aspergillus flavus
B. Aspergillus niger
C. Penicillium marneffei
D. Candida albicans
Correct answer : A. Aspergillus flavus
Conidiophore of Aspergillus flavusConidiophore of Aspergillus flavus
Aflatoxin is a mycotoxin that is produced by the fungi Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus.
Exposure to aflatoxin can cause hepatic necrosis later progressing to cirrhosis.
It also acts as a carcinogen and can produce hepatocellular carcinoma.