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Sporobolomyces


Sporobolomyces     Print PDF

Natural Habitat

  • Diseased plant tissue
  • Leaves
  • Rotting Fruit
  • Soil

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Humidifiers
  • drain pans
  • water tanks

Water Activity

  • Requires extremely high humidity for growth

Mode of Dissemination

  • Forcible Ejection

Allergenic Potential

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

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Dermatitis

Industrial Uses

  • Unknown

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Unknown

Other Comments

  • Can be differentiated from Rhodotorula in that ballistoconidia form a mirror-image on an inverted agar plate