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Description:Cladosporium cladosporioides (Fres.) de Vries
Colony characteristics. Colonies (MEA 2%) expanding, velvety to powdery, olivaceous green to olivaceous brown; reverse olivaceous black.
Microscopy. Conidiophores of variable length, up to 350 µm long, 2-6 µm wide, without swellings, with terminal and lateral ramifications, bearing branched conidial chains, pale olivaceous brown. Conidia ellipsoidal to limoni-form, smooth-walled or slightly verrucose, olivaceous brown, 1-celled, with dark scars, easily liberated.
Pathogenicity. BSL-1. Very common air-borne saprobe, frequently encountered as a contaminant. The species was involved in a pulmonary infection (Kwon-Chung et al., 1975) and cutaneous infections (Drabick et al., 1990; Annessi et al., 1992; López et al., 1996; Vieira et al., 2001). It was isolated from a case of keratitis (Polack et al., 1976), from a dental granulome (Pepe & Bertolotto, 1991), from a phaeohyphomycosis (Gugnani et al., 2000) and from a subcutaneous cyst (Pereiro et al., 1998). It was the possible cause of a paranasal sinus fungus ball (Pritchard & Muir, 1987). Systemic cases are extremely rare (Kantarcioglu et al., 2002). A mixed disseminated infection was reported by Bentz & Sautter (1993).
References. De Vries (1967), Domsch et al. (1980), de Bièvre (1981, 1982).
Nomenclature. Penicillium cladosporioides Fresenius - Beitr. Mykol. p. 22, 1863 ? Cladosporium cladosporioides (Fresenius) de Vries - Contrib. Knowl. Clad. p. 57, 1952.
 
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