26 Jun 2022

Fusarium solani

A rapidly-growing fungus that produces a pale or bright colored colony within four days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). It is found worldwide and is commonly isolated from plants, soil, caves, salt marshes, mangrove mud, insects, gerbils, bird feathers, water, wooden furniture, and wood pulp. It can produce the mycotoxin trichothecene which can cause disease in humans and animals. It can be an opportunistic human pathogen causing eye and wound infections.