Trichothecium spp.

Aw 0.90 (5). Conidia dimensions 12-23 x 8-10 microns (5). Found in decomposing vegetation, soil, corn seeds and in flour (5). The species Trichothecium roseum can produce a trichothecene toxin which may be associated with disease in humans and other animals (5). Reported to be allergenic (7).

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

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