Chaetomium globosum

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Chaetomium globosum is a well-known mesophilic member of the mold family Chaetomiaceae. It is a saprophytic fungus that primarily resides on plants, soil, straw, and dung. Endophytic C. globosum assists in cellulose decomposition of plant cells.[1] They are found in habitats ranging from forest plants to mountain soils across various biomes.[2][3][4] C. globosum colonies can also be found indoors and on wooden products.[5][6]

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Chaetomium globosum
Fruiting bodies of Chaetomium globosum
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Sordariales
Family: Chaetomiaceae
Genus: Chaetomium
C. globosum
Binomial name
Chaetomium globosum
Kunze (1817)

Chaetomium globosum are human allergens and opportunistic agents of ungual mycosis and neurological infections. However such illnesses occur at low rates.[6][7]