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Geotrichum



Geotrichum             Print PDF

Natural Habitat

  • Normal flora in humans
  • Soil
  • Plants
  • Water

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Foods such as fruits and grains
  • Milk and other dairy products
  • Paper
  • Textiles

Water Activity

  • Aw=0.90

Mode of Dissemination

  • Air currents

Allergenic Potential

  • Unknown

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Geotrichum causes diseases known as geotrichosis:
  • Intestinal tract
  • alimentary and cutaneous infections
  • bronchial and pulmonary infections
  • oral
  • vaginal

Industrial Uses

  • Unknown

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Unknown

References

  • Mould Allergy, Yousef Al-Doory and Joanne F. Domson, Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, 1984. 287 p