Indoor Molds that Produce Known Mycotoxins on Building Materials

This article discusses common indoor molds that produce mycotoxins and the materials on which they are commonly found. The general public thinks that black indoor molds are toxigenic because of the publicity that Stachybotrys chartarum (a.k.a Stachybotrys atra in the old literature), a black mold, received in the recent years. However, the colour of the indoor […]

Presence of Chaetomium in an Indoor Environment: What Are The Implications?

Chaetomium is one of the most common moulds in water-damaged buildings. Species of Chaetomium are strongly cellulolytic moulds commonly found in soil, on paper, straw, cloth, cotton and other cellulose-containing substrates. They have caused problems in libraries, archives, and the food industry. Because of their bio-deterioration ability, several strains are used in testing materials for […]

Chaetomium

Chaetomium is a cellulolytic mould commonly found in soil, air, and decaying plant material. There are about 80 species of Chaetomium. The most common ones are Chaetomium atrobrunneum, C.  funicola, C. globosum, and C. murorum. In indoor environments the most common species of Chaetomium is Chaetomium globosum. C. globosum  is frequently isolated in water-damaged buildings […]

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