Stachybotrys atra


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Stachybotrys atra

obsolete name for Stachybotrys chartarum.
See also: stachybotryotoxicosis.
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Stachybotrys atra

Mycology A mold found in straw and hay, which causes mycosis and fatal GI hemorrhage in cattle and horses; humans may be infected through occupational exposure or after floods, where moist carpets, paper and other fibers provide optimal growth conditions for S atra, a toxic mold; exposed infants may develop life-threatening pulmonary hemorrhage
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Macrocyclic trichothecene toxins produced by Stachybotrys atra strains isolated in Middle Europe.
The previously available data on 1-thio-[beta]-D-glucopyranosides as glycosidase inhibitors were limited to the derivatives with the following aglycones: phenyl (2a), [K.sub.i] = 1530 [micro]M (Stachybotrys atra) [21]; 4-nitrophenyl, [K.sub.i] = 664 [micro]M (rice) and [K.sub.i] = 95 [micro]M (barley) [22]; benzo-1, 4-quinone, [K.sub.i] = 60 [micro]M (A.
But the pattern is in fact a stylized representation of a Stachybotrys Atra spore.
Acute pulmonary hemorrhage in infants associated with exposure to Stachybotrys atra and other fungi.
Although it is uncommon in most homes, toxic mold (Stachybotrys chartarum or Stachybotrys atra), also known as black mold, has become a major health issue for home builders and homeowners in the United States.
In 1992, the New York City Department of Health published its Guidelines for the Assessment and Remediation of Stachybotrys atra. Reissued in April 2000 as Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments, this document was revised to include all fungal amplification in indoor-occupied spaces, regardless of species.
Ballard and her family became ill when a leak in their Texas home allowed Stachybotrys atra, a toxic mold, to develop.
New Jersey is proposing a resolution (S.R.77) which would require the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services and the Commissioner of Community Affairs to educate residents to identify Stachybotrys atra mold, and to identify cleanup methods for mold infestations.
77) pending in the state Senate would require the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services and the Commissioner of Community Affairs to educate state residents to identify Stachybotrys atra mold, to investigate the health affects of Stachybotrys atra and to identify effective cleanup methods for mold infestations.
Their report, "Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Stachybotrys Atra in Indoor Environments," was issued in 1994.
(7.) Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Stachybotrys atra (chartarum) in Indoor Environments, Revised (1998), New York: New York City Department of Health.