27 Jun 2022

Aureobasidium pullulans

A rapidly-growing fungus that produces a cream or pink to light brown or black leathery colony, within seven days when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It is found worldwide and is commonly isolated from soil, desert soil, peat bogs, fresh water, seawater, sewage, plants, honeycombs, fruits, leather, cotton fabrics, and surfaces of concrete, paint, plastics, and optical lenses. Rarely an opportunistic human pathogen.