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Absidia                    Print PDF

Natural Habitat

  • Soil
  • Decaying vegetation

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Often found in stored grains
  • Other foods

Water Activity

  • Unknown

Mode of Dissemination

  • Air/ wind

Allergenic Potential

  • Recognized as an allergen

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • In immunocompromised patients pulmonary invasions, the meninges (brain or spinal chord), and kidney infections can result from Absidia exposure
  • Absidia
may also cause zygomycosis in immunocompromised patients (AIDS)

Industrial Uses

  • Unknown

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Unknown

Other Comments

  • Absidia
  • often causes food spoilage


  • Mohammed S, Sahoo TP, Jayshree RS, Bapsy PP, Hema S. Sino-oral zygomycosis due to Absidia corymbifera in a patient with acute leukemia. 2004. Med. Mycol. 42(5): 475-478.