Nigrospora

Characteristics: Allergen Type I. Rare Pathogen. Not known to be a toxigenic agent.

Description: It is often found in decaying plant material and soil with a white coloration with a wooly tuft or long, soft, hairy texture, that over time turns to a black spore cluster. It is disseminated through active discharge and does not require wind or rain. This fungus is rarely found indoors. As an allergen, it has been known to cause Type I allergy symptoms including hay fever and asthma. Rarely considered a pathogen, it has been known to cause infections. It is not considered to be a toxigenic agent.


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