|Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes. Teleomorph (sexual state): Cochliobolus (Ascomycete).|
|Distribution||Where Found||Mode of Dissemination|
More commonly found in tropical, subtropical regions.
Approx. 30 species.
|Plant debris, soil, facultative plant pathogens of tropical or subtropical plants.||Dry spore.
|Allergen||Potential Opportunist or Pathogen||Potential Toxin Production|
Type I allergies (hay fever, asthma).
Other: A relatively common cause of allergic fungal sinusitis.
|Occasionally a cause of onychomycosis, ocular keratitis, sinusitis, mycetoma, pneumonia, endocarditis, cerebral abscess, and disseminated infection. Most cases are from immunocompromised patients.||Not known.|
|Growth Indoors||Industrial Uses||Other Comments|
|Yes, on a variety of substrates.||Not known.||None.|
|Characteristics: Growth/Culture||Notes on Spore Trap Recognition||Notes on Tape Lift Recognition|
|Grows well on general fungal media; most isolates need "light/dark cycling" for sporulation. Colonies are shades of gray to brown.||Distinctive; large second or center cell gives conidia pronounced curved shape. Conidia from species with less pronounced curve may be misidentified. Some Drechslera spores are similar.||Distinctive, readily identifiable on tape lifts.|
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