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Mucor sp.

Gliocladium sp.
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Health Effects
May cause mucorosis in immune compromised individuals (6). The sites of infection are the lung, nasal sinus passages, brain, eyes, and skin (6). Infection may have multiple sites (6).

Allergen
A Zygomycetes fungus which may be allergenic (skin and bronchial tests (7, 17).

Growth Media
Often found in soil, dead plant material, horse dung, fruits, and fruit juice (17). It is also found in leather, meat, dairy products, animal hair, and jute (17). This organism and other Zygomycetes will grow rapidly on most fungal media