|Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes.|
|Distribution||Where Found||Mode of Dissemination|
Approx. 8 species.
|Found on grasses, plants and soil; on decaying fruiting bodies of Russula mushrooms.||Wet spore.
Insects, water splash and wind when dried out.
|Allergen||Potential Opportunist or Pathogen||Potential Toxin Production|
|Not studied.||No reports of human infection.||Trichothecenes (verrucarins and roridins).|
|Growth Indoors||Industrial Uses||Other Comments|
|Myrothecium has been identified as an indoor contaminant. Occurance is rare.||None known.||None.|
|Characteristics: Growth/Culture||Notes on Spore Trap Recognition||Notes on Tape Lift Recognition|
|Grows on general fungal media. Spores have a gray green pigment.||Identifiable on spore trap slides as a distinctive gray-green cylindrical spore with striations, a flat base, and a pointed end.||Distinctive, although very rarely seen on tape lifts in our laboratory.|
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