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Myrothecium sp.

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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