1401-3

Home environmental swab: Stachybotrys species  – Shipped January 2014

HISTORY

This sample was sent as a simulated environmental sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Stachybotrys species.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1401-3

  • S. chartarum is a mold that is found in water-damaged homes.
  • Stachybotrys produces mycotoxins that are potentially harmful to animals and humans by inhibiting protein, RNA, and DNA synthesis.

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