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Chaetomium


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Natural Habitat

  • Dung
  • Seeds
  • Soil
  • Straw

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Paper
  • Sheetrock
  • Wallpaper

Water Activity

  • Aw=0.84-0.89

Mode of Dissemination

  • Wind
  • Insects
  • Water splash

Allergenic Potential

  • Type I (asthma and hay fever)

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Onychomycosis
  • C. perlucidum recognized as a new agent of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis.

Industrial Uses

  • Cellulase production
  • Textile testing

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Chaetomin
  • Chaetoglobosins A,B,D and F are produced by Chaetomium globosum
  • Sterigmatocystin is produced by rare species