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General Information about Nigrospora

4+ species. Ubiquitous, Cosmopolitan, common in warmer climates.

Nigrospora Mold

Microscopic View Nigrospora Mold

Where does nigrospora grow outside?

Often found growing in soil and decaying plant material.

Where does nigrospora grow inside?

Seldom found growing indoors.

Is this “black mold”?

The term black mold (also “toxic black mold”) is not scientific but is widely used by the media to usually reference Stachybotrys molds.

Health Concerns about Nigrospora

Is nigrospora a potential allergen?

Some people may experience hay fever, asthma.

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

Very rare.

Can nigrospora produce toxins?**

Unknown.

Identification of Nigrospora

Can nigrospora be identified via Air Sampling?

Can it be identified via Direct Sampling?

Rarely seen but distinctive when observed.

Other:

What are some of its industrial uses?

Unknown.