Bipolaris spp.


A fungus with large spores which would be expected to be deposited in the upper respiratory tract.

Potential Toxin Production

This fungus can produce the mycotoxin — sterigmatocystin which has been shown to produce liver and kidney damage when ingested by laboratory animals.

Mold Reference Key

Abbreviation Reference
Aw Water Activity (Equilibrium relative humidity/100)
E Paul Ellringer
MAC McGregor Pearce - personal experience
NC Neil Carlson - personal experience
(1-27) Refer to Fungal Reference page

N. Carlson 9/92; Rev. 4/93, 7/93, 9/93, 1/94, 2/94,2/95,4/95, 5/96, 7/96