Eco-Friendly Mold Testing & Removal
Approx. 81 species.
Soil, seeds, cellulose substrates, dung, woody and straw materials.
Spores are formed inside fruiting bodies. Spores are forced out an opening and spread by wind, insects, water splash.
Not well studied.
Type I allergies (hay fever, asthma).
Uncommon agent of onychomycosis (nail infection).
Chaetomin. Chaetomium globosum produces chaetoglobosins. Sterigmatocystin is produced by rare species. Other compounds produced (which may not be mycotoxins in the strict sense) include a variety of mutagens.
Widespread, cellulolytic, very commonly found on damp sheetrock paper.
Used in textile testing and the production of cellulase.
Used with permission from EMLab P&K