Unknown.

Health Concerns

can it be identified by direct sample?

Distinctive.  Direct samples are preferred over culturable methods because Stachybotrys sometimes will not grow in culture.

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

Often found growing in soil, dead herbaceous stems, wood, grasses, sugar beet root, groundnuts and oats.

Unknown.

is it considered a black mold?

can it produce toxins?

can it be identified by air sample?

Is it harmful to humans?

Torula

Where does it growoutside?

what are some of its characteristics?

Grows well on general cellulose surfaces but spores may take special nutrients to develop or may be completely absent.

industrial use

Rare cases reported of phaeohyphomycotic sinusitis.

Grows indoors on cellulose containing materials such as jute, old sacking, wicker, straw baskets, wood, and paper.

where does it growinside?

Not well studied.

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Identification

is it a potential allergen?

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