Elastase production

Four colonies of Aspergillus on an agar plate containing rose bengal (to limit colony spending) and elastin fibres (light pink dots). Underneath and surrounding the colonies, the elastin fibres have gone, indicating enzymatic degradation
<p>The medium was described by: Kothary MH, Chase T, Macmillan JD. Correlation of elastase production by some strains of Aspergillus fumigatus with ability to cause pulmonary invasive aspergillosis in mice. Infect Immun 1984; 43:320-3235.</p>