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A genus of mitosporic fungi containing over 40 described species, only a few of which are reported in the literature. Some species are potent mycotoxin producers and may cause mycotoxicosis in animals and humans.
See also: stachybotryotoxicosis.
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Roridin E and Verrucarin A: Roridin E and verrucarin A are macrocyclic trichothecenes produced by the mold genuses Fusarium, Myrothecium, and Stachybotrys (i.
44 of the identified species have been found in litter, corresponding to the genera of Myrothecium, Scolecobasidium and Stachybotrys.
TCEs also know to cause Stachybotryotoxicoses suspected illnesses of humans occupying Stachybotrys contaminated buildings [48].
Stachybotrys, Chaetomium, Ulocladium) were uncommon (3-18% of homes) and the most common molds were leaf surface/outdoor molds (e.
According to Stoiska [cited in34], finished paper products, available in every room, easily yield to microbiological corrosion and the following fungi take part in their degradation process: Aspergillus, Penicillium and Mucor genus, which easily use the components of paper and then activate the Chaetomium, Stachybotrys and Alternaria strains, which hydrolyze the resistant cellulose fibers.
Building associated pulmonary disease from exposure to Stachybotrys chartarum and Aspergillus versicolor.
But the pattern is in fact a stylized representation of a Stachybotrys Atra spore.
It is ubiquitous in soil and is commonly reported from indoor environments where its black colonies can be confused with those of Stachybotrys, species of which have also been called black mould (Samson 2001).
Toxic molds are less common but can be very dangerous to your health; they are Stachybotrys and Memnoniella.
One of the molds she identified was stachybotrys, often referred to as "toxic mold.
Six mold species, typical to water-damaged buildings, were selected for use in static studies: Stachybotrys chartarum, Cladosporium sphaerospermum, Chaetomium globosum, Eurotium amstelodami, Aspergillus versicolor (tested in duplicate), and Aspergillus sydowii.
Reports have indicated that Stachybotrys chartarum, Aspergillus versicolor, and several toxigenic species of Penicillium are potentially hazardous, especially when the air-handling systems have become heavily contaminated (Murtoniemi et al.