Sistotrema- Common on wet decaying window or door joinery

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Sistotrema species

Sistotrema brinkmanii

Sistotrema brinkmanii is widespread.

It is a basidiomycete commonly found on wood. In buildings it is common on wet decaying window/door joinery. Most basidiomycetes are not normally encountered as moulds, but a few, such as Sistotrema brinkmanii may be encountered in the laboratory.

Health Effects Associated With Sistotrema brinkmanii

Little is known about the medical significance of Sistotrema brinkmanii.

For details, click Mold Classification and Identification

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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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