Cladosporium species in indoor environments

K. Bensch*, J. Z. Groenewald, M. Meijer, J. Dijksterhuis, Z. Jurjevic, B. Andersen, J. Houbraken, P. W. Crous, R. A. Samson

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As part of a worldwide survey of the indoor mycobiota about 520 new Cladosporium isolates from indoor environments mainly collected in China, Europe, New Zealand, North America and South Africa were investigated by using a polyphasic approach to determine their species identity. All Cladosporium species occurring in indoor environments are fully described and illustrated. Fourty-six Cladosporium species are treated of which 16 species are introduced as new. A key for the most common Cladosporium species isolated from indoor environments is provided. Cladosporium halotolerans proved to be the most frequently isolated Cladosporium species indoors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudies in Mycology
Pages (from-to)177-301
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • 16 new taxa
  • Indoor molds
  • New species
  • Phylogeny
  • Taxonomy


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