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Phoma


Phoma                     Print PDF

Natural Habitat

  • Cucurbits (causing foliar disease)
  • Conifers (resulting in blight)
  • Soils

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Butter
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cement
  • Floor tiles
  • Paint
  • Rice
  • Rubber
  • Wood

Mode of Dissemination

  • Splash when wet
  • Insect and wind when dry

Allergenic Potential

  • Type I (hay fever, asthma)
  • Type III (hypersensitivity)

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Phaeohyphomycosis in immunocompromised patients

Industrial Uses

  • Unknown

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Unknown