Acremonium sp.

ALLERGENICITY

Allergenic (5-9)

MYCOTOXINS PRODUCED

Trichothecene toxin: Verrol4-acetate (10); antibiotics: Cephalosporin C (13)

PATHOGENICITY IN HUMANS

Pulmonary infections and mucorosis in immunocompromised individuals. Zygomycosis (sub)cutaneous infections, invasive infection, keratitis (1,2)

IDENTIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS on POTATO DEXTROSE AGAR (PDA)

Moderately fast growing, flat mostly, white, yellow or pinkish, dark olivaceous for some species, hyphae forming dense fascicles, conidia aggregated at the tip of the conidiophores. (1,2) vs: Phialemonium

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