Geotrichum sp.

Health Effects

The species Geotrichum candidum can cause a secondary infection (geotrichosis) in association with tuberculosis. This rare disease can cause lesions of the skin (5), bronchi (5), mouth, lung, and intestine (56).

Growth Media

A common contaminant of grains, fruits, dairy products, paper, textiles, soil, and water (5), and often present a part of the normal human flora.

Spore Size

Conidia dimensions 6-12 x 3-6 microns (5).

Water Activity

0.90 (5)

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