TABLE 1.

Fungi found in dust and air samples- representative findingsa

Species% of houses where species was found in:
Dust samplesAir samples
Penicillium spp.8047
Rhizopus spp.73
Cladosporium cladosporioides (Fresen) de Vries678
Alternaria alternata (fr.) Keissler57Xb
Sterile isolates55
Aspergillus niger van Tieghem536
Penicillium viridicatum Westling396
Mucor spp.31X
Trichoderma viride (Pers.) ex Gray256
Ulocladium botrytis Preuss224
Penicillium fellutinum Biourge2014
Penicillium decumbens Thom1810
Cladosporium herbarum (Pers.) Link16
Paecilomyces variotii Bainier10
Phoma spp.10
Arthrinium spp.8
Aspergillus fumigatus Fresen.6
Aureobasidium pullulans (deBary) Arnaud6
Monilia sitophila Sacc.6
Paecilomyces spp.6
Periconia spp.6
Aspergillus candidus Link4
Aspergillus ochraceus Wilhelm4X
Aspergillus spp.48
Phialophora melinii (Nannf.) Conant4
Yeasts826
Aspergillus versicolor (Vuill.) TiraboschiXX
Basidiomycetes (clamp connections)XX
Cladosporium sp.X
Curvularia inaequalis (Shear) BoedijnX
Geotrichum candidum LinkXX
Penicillium aurantiogriseum DierckxX
Penicillium brevi-compactum DierckxX6
Penicillium chrysogenum ThomXX
Penicillium digitatum Sacc.XX
Penicillium janthinellum BiourgeX8
Penicillium lividum WestXX
Penicillium purpurogenum StollX
Penicillium rugulosum ThomXX
Penicillium simplicissimum (Oud.) ThomX
Stachybotrys atra CordaX
Thamnidium elegans Link.X
Torula herbarum (Pers.) Link ex GrayX
Verticladiella sp.X
  • a Adapted from reference (267) (a survey of Canadian homes) with permission of the publisher.

  • b X, found in one house only.