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Ascospores Mold - What is it?

 

Ascospores is one of many types of mold you can find growing in your house.

3000+ Genera

Where would I normally find this type of mold?

Everywhere.

What are some of ascopores characteristics?

Grows well under a variety of conditions and many are known to be plant pathogens.

Where does ascopores grow outside?

Everywhere.

Where does ascopores grow inside?

Commonly found growing indoors on damp substances.

Health Concerns with ascospores

Is ascopores a potential allergen?

Poorly studied.

Does it present any unique human risks? (as pathogen, opportunist or contaminant)*

Few have been reported to cause disease.

Can ascopores produce toxins?**

Many have been identified and depend greatly on genus and species.

Identification of ascospores

Can ascopores be identified via Air Sampling?

Often identified as “other colorless”

Can it be identified via Direct Sampling?

What are some of ascopores industrial uses?

Many have been identified and depend greatly on genus and species.

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