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Sporormiella sp.

Ascomycetes. Anamorph (asexual state): None.
Sporormiella species are common but comprise a small proportion of the fungal biota. This genus is most closely related to other multicelled dark spored ascomycetes such as Preussia and Hysterium. No information is available regarding health effects or toxicity. Allergenicity has not been studied. May be identified on surfaces by tape lifts, tease mounts from bulk samples, and in air on spore trap samples (spores have distinctive morphology). Our laboratory has found this organism growing in fiberglass insulation. Natural habitat is mainly on dung of various animals.
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