Stachybotrys chartarum (chartarum = atra = alternans) and other problems caused by allergenic fungi.

@article{Chapman2003StachybotrysC,
  title={Stachybotrys chartarum (chartarum = atra = alternans) and other problems caused by allergenic fungi.},
  author={Jean A. Chapman},
  journal={Allergy and asthma proceedings},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
Stachybotrys chartarum is a cellulose-decaying fungus with worldwide distribution. It grows well at room temperature and with humidity above 93%. S. chatarum requires special media high in cellulose and low in sugar and nitrogen to compete with Penicillium and Aspergillus. Ninety percent of field-collected spores are not culturable. S. chartarum can produce macrocyclic trichothecenes but is highly dependent on strain and environmental conditions. In strains implicated in mycotoxicosis, not all… CONTINUE READING