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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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Aspergillus niger montmorilionite) rice, cheese, * Aspergillus * Charcoals meats ochraceus * Zeolites (contaminated * Aspergillus * Glucomannan feed, sclerotiorum * Diatomaceous especially pork * Aspergillus earth and poultry), sulphureus dried and * Aspergillus smoked wentii fish, soybeans, * Penicillium garbanzo beans nordicum * Penicillium viridicalum * Penicillium verrucosum Trichothecene * Cephalosporium Grains, * Fusarium cereals, wheat, * Myrothecium barley, oats, * Stachybotrys com, rye, * Trichoderma durum, * Trichothecium soybeans, *Verticimonospori um potatoes, sunflower seeds.
Stachybotrys was identified in all four of the air samples collected, with the highest concentration in the basement.
sup2]) from Dynamic Chamber Studies Compound Light Growth Heavy Chaetomium Stachybotrys Growth Globosum Chartarum l-Butanol 1,089 187 1,157 279 l-Octen-3-ol 1,040 404 632 647 2-Heptanone 725 340 563 309 2-Hexanone 513 ND 324 ND 2-Methoxy-3- ND ND ND ND l(methylethyl)pyrazine 2-Methyl-1 -propanol 551 ND 275 93 2-Methylisoborneol ND ND ND ND 2-Nonanone ND ND ND ND 2-Octen-1-ol ND ND ND ND 2-Pentanol ND ND 147 ND 2-Pentylfuran 247 188 203 212 3-Methyl-1-butanol ND ND ND ND 3-Methyl-2-butanol 676 ND 591 ND 3-Methylfuran 55.
Stachybotrys is a greenish-black mould that thrives in areas of high humidity, moisture and on cellulose materials (eg building paper, wood products and gib board) (5,6,7,1) Mould has the potential to grow wherever there is a chronic wet environment and cellulose materials.
after only one hour, whereas the most dramatic decrease in viability of the conidia of Stachybotrys spp.
Palo Alto, CA) has patented phenol oxidizing enzymes naturally-produced by strains of the species Stachybotrys which possess a pH optima in the alkaline range and which are useful in modifying the color associated with dyes and colored compounds, as well as in anti-dye transfer applications.
Stachybotrys chartarum is the strain of mold that does have defined health risks.
The black mold Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly found in water-damaged buildings, had already been linked to people's respiratory irritation and asthma.
The home was infested with stachybotrys, one of the most dangerous molds.
The toxic substances from some species of molds and fungi including Stachybotrys, Aspergillus, and other organisms that grow in water-damaged buildings, are insidious.
The species most commonly referred to as toxic mold are Stachybotrys chartarum, Aspergillus and Penicillium.