Botrytis toxic mold may cause allergic symptoms similar to asthma, hay fever and occasionally lung infections in genetically sensitive individuals.
Botrytis toxic mold is often found in temperature and subtropical regions. It is common in soil or stored and transported fruit and vegetables. It is a plant pathogen and saprophyte on flowers, leaves, stems, and fruit. It causes leaf rot on grapes, strawberries, lettuce, cabbage, and onions. It is disseminated as a dry spore by the wind or liberated by a rain splash.
For indoor growth, this toxic mold is generally found in conjunction with indoor plants.
Botrytis toxic mold is not known to be a toxigenic agent.
As a pathogen, it has been rarely known to cause keratomycosis.
- Allergen: coughing and sniffles
- Toxigenic: young, sick, and elderly
- Pathogenic: everyone
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