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 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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