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Geomyces pannorum

Geomyces pannorum is a saprophytic fungus widespread in nature.

It is frequently isolated from soil and from air samples. In indoor environments, it is found in mattress dust, on damp walls; soil floor in buildings; swimming pool floors and gymnasium floors, paper in archives and libraries.

Health Effects Associated With Geomyces pannorum

Little is known about the medical significance of Geomyces pannorum. However, a variety of this fungus, Geomyces pannorum var. pannorum, is an occasional cause of superficial infections of skin and nails in humans.

For details about other types of mold and fungus, refer to our Mold References

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Dr Jackson Kung'u
Dr. Jackson Kung’u is a Microbiologist who has specialized in the field of mycology (the study of moulds and yeasts). He is a member of the Mycological Society of America. He graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, with a Masters degree in Fungal Technology and a PhD in Microbiology. He has published several research papers in international scientific journals. Jackson has analyzed thousands of mould samples from across Canada. He also regularly teaches a course on how to recognize mould, perform effective sampling and interpret laboratory results. Jackson provides how-to advice on mould and bacteria issues. Get more information about indoor mould and bacteria at www.drjacksonkungu.com.
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