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Arthrinium              Print PDF

Natural Habitat

  • Decaying plant material
  • Soil

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Cellulose containing materials

Water Activity

  • Unknown

Mode of Dissemination

  • Wind

Allergenic Potential

  • Arthrinium sphaerospermum is recognized as an allergen

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Not known as a pathogen

Industrial Uses

  • Unknown

Potential Toxins Produced

  • 3-nitropropionic acid (NPA)
  • Terpestacin


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