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Chaetomium sp.

Chaetomium sp. Chaetomium sp. Chaetomium sp.
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Characteristics
Large ascomycetous fungus producing perithecia (17).

Allergen
Reported to be allergenic (7,17).

Growth Media
Found on a variety of substrates containing cellulose including paper and plant compost (17). Can produce an Acremonium-like state on fungal media (3).