Julia Esbelin, Sabine Mallea, Arthur F. J Ram and Frédéric Carlin Role of Pigmentation in Protecting Aspergillus niger Conidiospores Against Pulsed Light Radiation Photochemistry and Photobiology 89
Spores of Aspergillus niger N402 (wild type) are black. Mutant strains of this exhibit different pigmentation. Spores of wild-type strain are much less sensitive to pulsed light or continuous UV-C than fawn or white spores of the mutants. This is likely due to the differences in melanin content.
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