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Exophiala                Print PDF

Natural Habitat

  • Soil
  • Water
  • Saprobe of plants
  • Decaying Wood

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Unknown

Water Activity

  • Unknown

Mode of Dissemination

  • Water Splash

Allergenic Potential

  • Unknown

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Mycetomas
  • Endocardititis
  • Subcutaneous lesions
  • Subcutaneous cysts
  • Phaeohyphomycosis

Industrial Uses

  • Potential Antibiotic

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Exophilin A

Other Comments

  • Known as one of the black yeasts


  • Doshida J, Hasegawa H, Onuki H, Shimidzu N. 1996. Exophilin A, a new antibiotic from a marine microorganism Exophiala pisciphila. J Antibiot (Tokyo). 49(11):1105-1109