environmental consultants environmental consulting

Environmental Consultants

Phone: (800) 464-5285

Fungal Glossary U


A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Ulocladium sp.: Contaminant. Isolated from dead plants and cellulose materials. Found on textiles. Rarely involved in disease.

Ustilago sp.: a genus in the smut fungi, which are the Ustilaginales. The smuts are major plant pathogens. There are no reports of human infection. No information if available regarding toxicity. Smuts have been documented as a cause of Type I allergies (hay fever, asthma). Ustilago is present in the air as dry brown spores (teliospores) and will grow in culture as a yeast (basidiospores). If viable Ustilago spores (dry, brown phase) are isolated on culturable (Andersen) sampling, the yeast phase will be the identifiable result. Natural habitat includes grasses, cereal crops, weeds, other fungi, and other flowering plants.


Home | Residential | Commercial | Forensics | Well Building | Newsletter | Information Request | Glossary | Links | Contact Us
Copyright © 2011 Indoor Air Diagnostics. All rights reserved.