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Emericellopsis sp.

Ascomycetes. Anamorph (asexual state): Acremonium.

Emericellopsis species are the sexual states of Acremonium species. Emericellopsis is most closely related to Eurotium and Emericella, other genera forming cleistothecia (closed, round sexual fruiting bodies). 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.) If Emericellopsis spores are isolated on culturable (Andersen) sampling, the Acremonium anamorph is likely to be the identifiable result, at least with primary growth within one week. Natural habitat is soil.