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Types of Black Mold

Acremonium
Acremonium

Acremonium Mold. Acremonium differs from many common types of mold in a couple of ways. For one thing, it grows more slowly than many other kinds of mold.

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Alternaria
Alternaria

The mold Alternaria is a well recognized allergy causing fungus. Alternaria spores can be detected from spring through late fall in most temperate areas, and can reach levels of thousands of spores per cubic meter of air.

Aspergillus
Aspergillus

Aspergillus species produce toxic compounds, the most well known being aflatoxins. Aflatoxin is a class 1 carcinogen produced by strains of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. The best known toxic metabolites of A. fumigatus are mainly fumigaclavines A, B, C, and D, spinulosin and tremorgenous toxins, e.g. verruculogen.

Aureobasidium
Aureobasidium

Aureobasidium mold can indeed harm you, your family and your property if not treated quickly. Characteristics Of Aureobasidium Mold Aureobasidium mold grows worldwide. It is fast-growing, slimy and starts its life as cream-colored or pink before turning dark brown or black.

Chaetomium
Chaetomium

As expected Black Mold Symptoms vary for each mold type. For this blog post we are limiting our discussion to Chaetomium . Chaetomium is a demataceous mold, meaning its spore is darkly pigmented, with roughly 80 known reported species.

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Cladosporium
Cladosporium

It is categorized as Black Mold and the genus is Cladosporium, which includes over 30 species. The differences can only be detected under a microscope. Mold spores live indoors and outdoors, and are an airborne allergen. Cladosporium mold is commonly found, in dying and dead plants, in the soil and on food.

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Fusarium
Fusarium

Fusarium species exist as plant pathogens or saprophytes on plant debris and in soil. Plant parasitic Fusarium causes wilting of many plants including crops such as tomatoes, bananas, sweet potatoes, pigeon peas, and pears. Some species of Fusarium are commonly isolated from seeds, especially those of cereals.

Mucor
Mucor

Mucor is a fast-growing strain of mold, even more so than many other strains. It has a fluffy or cottony texture and is initially white or yellow in color, later becoming gray. Like all types of mold, it can cause health problems and can also damage your home.

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