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Memnoniella sp.

Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes.
Distribution Where Found Mode of Dissemination
Cosmopolitan.
Approx. 5 species.
Plant litter, soil, many types of plants and trees. Dry spore.
Wind.
Allergen Potential Opportunist or Pathogen Potential Toxin Production
Not studied. Not known. Trichothecenes (trichodermol and trichodermin) and griseofulvins. Trichothecene toxicity is due to the ability to bind ribosomal protein. Griseofulvin has been made commercially available as an anti-dermatophyte drug.
Growth Indoors Industrial Uses Other Comments
Yes, on a variety of substrates.
Cellulolytic.
Not known. Very closely related to Stachybotrys.
M. echinata produces acetic acid.
Characteristics: Growth/Culture Notes on Spore Trap Recognition Notes on Tape Lift Recognition
Grows on general fungal media, forming dark gray to black colonies. In Memnoniella the spores do not slime down but are held in long chains. Distinctive. Frequently found in conjunction with Stachybotrys species. Distinctive, readily identifiable on tape lifts.
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