Stachybotrys echinata (= Memnoniella echinata)
Memnoniella echinata is a widespread strongly cellulolytic fungus.
It has been isolated from cotton, canvas, hardboard and woollen fabrics. Memnoniella echinata is morphologically very similar to Stachybotrys but it produces spores in chains. Following molecular characterization of this species, it was renamed Stachybotrys echinata.
This fungus is commonly found on very wet gypsum board.
Health Effects Associated With Memnoniella echinata
Little is known about the medical significance of M. echinata. However, it produces many of the toxins produced by Stachybotrys chartarum, suggesting that M. echinata should also be considered potentially dangerous in indoor air.
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