Some people may experience hay fever, asthma, or another hypersensitivity.

Can affect respiratory system, skin, nails? It presents the greatest risk to immunosuppressed and wound injury individuals.  Most species do not grow at 37°C (body temperature)

can it be identified by direct sample?

Health Concerns

Sometimes spores cannot be distinguished from Ulocladium species.

is it a potential allergen?


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is it considered a black mold?


This mold grows on soil, sewage, vegetation, plant debris, textiles, and foods items. It acts as plant pathogen mainly to weaker plants.

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Where does it growoutside?

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Yes. Alternariol (used as an antifungal) produced by A. alternata. Other metabolites produced include AME (alternariol monomethylether), tenuazonic acid, and altertoxins (mutagenic).

This mold grows well on cellulose surfaces. Also, it does not require significant amounts of water.

Used to control noxious weeds and other plants

what are some of its characteristics?

can it produce toxins?

where does it growinside?

The term black mold (also “toxic black mold”) is not scientific but is widely used by the media to usually reference Stachybotrys molds.

Common on many different substrates.

can it be identified by air sample?

industrial use