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Ascospores


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Natural Habitat

  • Everywhere in nature

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Depends on genus and species

Water Activity

  • Depends on genus and species

Mode of Dissemination

  • Forcible ejection or passive release and dissemination by wind or insects

Allergenic Potential

  • Depends on genus and species

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Depends on genus and species

Industrial Uses

  • Depends on genus and species

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Depends on genus and species

Other Comments

  • Ascospores are the result of sexual reproduction and produced in a saclike structure called an ascus. All ascospores belong to members of the Phylum Ascomycota, which encompasses a plethora of genera worldwide.