|Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes.|
|Distribution||Where Found||Mode of Dissemination|
Approx. 4-5 species.
|Soil, plant debris, dung.
Parasite of insects.
|Allergen||Potential Opportunist or Pathogen||Potential Toxin Production|
|Type I allergies (hay fever, asthma).||Rare isolations from corneal lesions, and lungs from an immunocompromised patient.||Not known.|
|Growth Indoors||Industrial Uses||Other Comments|
|Infrequent.||None known.||Pathogen of silk worms and other insects.
Closely related to Tritirachium, Acrodontium, and Engyodontium.
|Characteristics: Growth/Culture||Notes on Spore Trap Recognition||Notes on Tape Lift Recognition|
|Grows on all general fungal media, forming small, mounded, delicate colonies.||Not distinctive. Small one-celled, colorless spores. May be counted as Penicillium/Aspergillus, or "other colorless." Due to their small delicate nature, they may be missed.||Occasionally found on tape lifts. Optical resolution through tape is sometimes inadequate to identify the delicate structures of Beauveria.|
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