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Arthrospore formers


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Natural Habitat

  • Many Basidiomycetes form arthrospores during their mycelial stage. Geotrichum and Oidiodendron are typical ascomycete arthrospore formers. Arthrospores are formed by microfungi, and yeast-like fungi. Please refer to individual descriptions of these fungi for more information.

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Paper
  • Soil
  • Textiles

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Depends on genera and species

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Depends on genera and species

Additional Comments

  • Arthrospores are disarticulated cells of a formerly vegetative filament that function as spores.