|Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes. Teleomorph (sexual state): Sporidiobolus (Basidiomycete).|
|Distribution||Where Found||Mode of Dissemination|
Approx. 10 species.
|Tree leaves, soil, rotting fruit, other plant materials. Associated with lesions caused by other plant parasites.||Wet spore. Ballistospores are forcibly discharged during high humidity.|
|Allergen||Potential Opportunist or Pathogen||Potential Toxin Production|
Type I and Type III allergies.
|Implicated as a cause of dermatitis. Other disease associations are unclear.||Not known.|
|Growth Indoors||Industrial Uses||Other Comments|
|Grows on a variety of substrates. Requires very wet conditions.||Not known.||Sporobolomyces is a basidiomycete (active spore release in times of high humidity). If culturable sampling is conducted on a rainy day, indoor counts may be very high. If repeat sampling is carried out on a dry day at the same location, Sporobolomyces counts may be drastically reduced.|
|Characteristics: Growth/Culture||Notes on Spore Trap Recognition||Notes on Tape Lift Recognition|
|Grows well on general fungal media. Colonies are commonly in shades of peach, pink, and salmon; characteristic satellite colonies are produced around the main colony as a result of forcibly released ballistospores.||These spores are counted as basidiospores on spore trap slides.||Indistinguishable from other colorless basidiospores.
However, presumptive identification is possible if spores are seen en masse from an area of active growth.
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