Pithomyces sp

Pithomyces sp

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Pithomyces sp

Pithomyces sp Species Information

15+ species. Ubiquitous, Cosmopolitan.

Pithomyces sp Growth Characteristics

Grow on dead grass in pastures. This mold tends to grow well on cellulose surfaces. The growth of spores may be less rapid compared to other types of mold

Where is Pithomyces sp found?

Often found growing outside in soil, decaying leaves and grasses. Rarely found growing indoors, but will grow on paper given the right conditions.

Is Pithomyces sp Allergenic?

It is a potential but not well studied allergen.

Toxins Produced by Pithomyces sp

Toxins produced by this mold include: Sporidesmin

Pithomyces sp Health Effects

Causes facial eczema in ruminants. Not well studied as a human pathogen.

Pithomyces sp Uses

No known industrial uses.

How to test for / identify the presence of Pithomyces sp

This mold can be identified via air and direct sampling methods. Easily identified but rarely found via direct sampling.

Is Pithomyces sp a "black mold"


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