A fossil Aspergillus from Baltic amber.

  title={A fossil Aspergillus from Baltic amber.},
  author={Heinrich D{\"o}rfelt and Alexander Robert Schmidt},
  journal={Mycological research},
  volume={109 Pt 8},
A piece of Baltic amber (Tertiary, Eocene) contains an inclusion of a springtail (Collembola) which is overgrown by an Aspergillus species. The fossil fungus is described as A. collembolorum sp. nov. The excellent mode of preservation of the numerous conidiophores is remarkable and can be explained by sporulation in liquid resin. This is the second report of a fossil Aspergillus, the first being from Dominican amber. 

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