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Eurotium Species Information

The anamorphic state of Eurotium is Aspergillus.

Eurotium Scientific Information

Conidiophores are typically smooth walled and uncolored to pale brown. The conidial heads (vesicles) consist of uniseriate phialides and are radiate or loosely columnar. Conidia (spores) are in chains, spherical to ellipsoidal, and rough walled. The ascomycete state is characterized by its whitish to bright yellow spherical fruiting bodies (cleistotecia) containing spherical asci, which in turn each enclose eight colorless or pale ascospores. Ascospores may or may not have equatorial crests.

Eurotium Growth Characteristics

Eurotium has a moderately rapid growth rate with downy to powdery colonies. Colonies are yellow, or dull green to bluish green.

Where is Eurotium found?

The genus Eurotium is generally found in tropical and subtropical zones. Eurotium is a xerophilic fungus and is isolated primarily from soil, plants, stored grains, and house dust.

Eurotium Health Effects

Infections are rare. Only a few case of pulmonary or disseminated infection have been reported from immunocompromised patients

Is Eurotium a "black mold"


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