Fungus

Bob Monticello rmonti at home.com
Wed Jul 18 19:30:06 EST 2001


Seeing any mold in a building is likely a sign of a larger problem (whether
the mold is "toxic"or not).  Be sure the surface area is cleaned, dried and
then if desired, treated with a durable antimicrobial treatment to keep the
mold from returning.  Check out the web site www.microbeshield.com for more
info.

Bob



"Dilworth" <bactitech at hortonsbay.com> wrote in message
news:3b4fa2f5$0$18886$6d5eacc5 at news.infinet.com...
> I personally have seen Aspergillus versicolor grow from toenail
> specimens.  The species of Aspergillus that can be implicated most often
> in respiratory infections is Aspergillus fumigatus.  When we get an
> Aspergillus at our lab (clinical specimens) from various sources
> including respiratory secretions, we subculture any blue-green
> aspergillus to 45 degrees centigrade for a couple of days.  If it grows
> at this high temperature and it is blue green, we call it A. fumigatus.
> If it does not grow at this temperature, we sign it out as Aspergillus
> species not fumigatus and don't go any further than that.  If it is an
> Aspergillus that produces black hyphae, we call it Aspergillus niger.
>
> At the lab I worked at before, we speciated a couple of A. versicolor
> specimens, but they were from nails, i.e. onchomycosis.
>
> Here are some web sites if you want some further reading:
>
> http://www.iapac.org/clinmgt/diseases/fungal/asper.html
> http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/aspergillosis_t.htm
> http://www.aspergillus.man.ac.uk/   (free but you need to register)
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
> Microbiology
>
> Marcel JULIEN wrote:
>
> > I'm a engineer practicing in  the Province of Quebec. When I was doing
an
> > expertise in a client¹s house I found fungus and from the analyze  we
found
> > that the fungus was aspergillus versicolor - ufc/g  > 30 x10exp6.





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