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Phialophora species

Phialophora species are commonly isolated from wood and wood products, plant debris, soil and animal feaces. Species of Phialophora have caused problems clogging plastic water pipes and tanks. Some species cause blue staining of wood, which has resulted in considerable losses to the timber industry.

Phialophora fastigiata

Phialophora fastigiata is widespread in soil, decaying wood and some cereal and grass seeds. It has been recorded from the wooden boards of a sauna and from wood pulp and slime from paper mills. Indoors, it is found on very wet wood and humidifier water.

Health Effects Associated With Phialophora fastigiata

Little is known about the medical significance of Phialophora fastigiata.

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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
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