Ceratoystis | Ophiostoma Group

Characteristics: No information is available regarding health effects, or toxicity. Allergenicity has not been studied. Persons most likely to be possibly infected are lumber-yard workers or carpenters. A connection between Ophiostoma and the human pathogen Sporothrix schenicki has been proposed but not confirmed.

Description:It is often found in commercial lumber or in a living tree as a pathogen. It is disseminated as a wet spore by insects. For indoor growth this fungus generally originates from wood framing inside walls. No information is available regarding health effects, or toxicity. Allergenicity has not been studied. Persons most likely to be possibly infected are lumber-yard workers or carpenters. A connection between Ophiostoma and the human pathogen Sporothrix schenicki has been proposed but not confirmed. Ophiostoma ulmi is the cause of Dutch Elm Disease.


In Archive

Top