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Curvularia              Print PDF

Natural Habitat

  • Plant saprobe and pathogen to cereal plants
  • Soil

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Paper
  • Wood products

Water Activity

  • Unknown

Mode of Dissemination

  • Wind

Allergenic Potential

  • Type I (asthma and hay fever)
  • A relatively common cause of allergic fungal sinusitis

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

In immunocompromised patients:

  • cerebral abscess
  • endocarditis
  • mycetoma
  • ocular keratitis
  • onychomycosis
  • pneumonia
  • sinusitis

Industrial Uses

  • Unknown

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Cytochalasin B

Other Comments

  • All Curvularia species are genetically Bipolaris