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Chaetomium sp.

MYCOTOXINS PRODUCED

Alternariol monomethyl ether (406), Chaetoatrosin A (407), Chaetoglobosins A-J (24,406,408,409), Chaetochromins A, B, C, D (410,411,414), Chaetocin (409,414), Chaetomanone (406), Chetomin (412,413,414), Chrysophanol (406), Cochliodinol (415), Echinuline (406), Ergosterol (406), Ergosteryl palmitate (406), Heptelidic acid (829), Isochaetoglobosin D (406), O-methylsterigmatocystin (409,414), Mollicellins C, D, E, F, G (414,416), Oosporein (417,418,419), Sterigmatocystin (244,409,414)

PATHOGENICITY IN HUMANS 

Cases of onychomycosis (1,2,422,423,1094), peritonitis (1), subcutaneous (1,2,424) and cerebral infections (1,2,425,426,427,428), fatal systemic mycosis (1), pneumonia (429) in immunocompromised hosts.

IDENTIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS on POTATO DEXTROSE AGAR (PDA)

C.strumarium: pink to brown diffusable pigment; C.globosum: numerous undulate, coiled, septate, brown setae;  C. atrobrunneum: small ascocarps with a few straight dark brown setae (2)

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