Mucor toxic mold may cause an allergic response in genetically sensitive people; it is rarely pathogenic and considered toxigenic.
- Allergen: coughing and sniffles
- Toxigenic: young, sick, and elderly
- Pathogenic: everyone
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Mucor is often found in organic matter, dung, and soil. It is disseminated as a wet spore by rain splash or as a dry spore by the wind. For indoor growth, this fungus is commonly found on leftover food, soft fruits, and juices.
Mucor an allergen, it has been known to cause type I symptoms like hay fever and asthma as well as type III symptoms like hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
Mucor a pathogen, it has seldom been known to cause infections in severely debilitated patients. Mucor produces proteolytic enzymes used in cheese production.
Additional information can be found at EMLab Fungal Library.
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