Mold Library



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Complete Mold Library - Common Mold Species

 

There are many different types of mold species on this Earth—some toxic, others harmless. At Mold Busters, we believe that important mold-related information should be readily available to and easily accessible by the public.

Our team has created a database of the most common species of mold found indoors so that residents of Ottawa, Montreal and surrounding areas can learn about various molds—what they look like, where they grow and how hazardous they are to human health.

Access to the mold library is FREE and extremely valuable. For more information about any of the molds listed in the library, call us and talk to a mold expert.

Alternaria


With about 50 known species, Alternaria molds are extremely common and widespread. The spores are found in high concentrations during […]


Alternaria

Aspergillus carbonarius


Similar to Aspergillus niger in many ways, Aspergillus carbonarius is most commonly associated with its ability to produce the mycotoxin […]


Aspergillus

Aspergillus clavatus


Aspergillus clavatus is a species of mold that is widespread and frequently found growing in soil and animal manure. It’s […]


Aspergillus

Aspergillus flavus


Aspergillus flavus is the second most common species (other than A. fumigatus) to be identified in human infection. In nature, […]


Aspergillus

Aspergillus fumigatus


Aspergillus fumigatus is the most common species in the Aspergillus group identified in human infection. It grows almost anywhere and […]


Aspergillus

Aspergillus ochraceus


Part of the Aspergillus genus comprising about 200 fungi worldwide, Aspergillus ochraceus is a species of mold that is frequently […]


Aspergillus

Aspergillus sydowii


Aspergillus sydowii is a species of mold that is typically found in soil. It is the predominant fungus found on […]


Aspergillus

Aspergillus versicolor


Another member of the Aspergillus genus, Aspergillus versicolor is commonly found in soil, hay, cotton, and dairy products. You can […]


Aspergillus

Aureobasidium


The Aureobasidium genus comprises over 15 species, of which A. pullulans is the most widely known. With a worldwide distribution, […]


Aureobasidium

Bipolaris


With over 20 identified species, Bipolaris is a plant parasite that can be found in plant debris, soil, and a […]


Bipolaris

Chaetomium


You can normally find Chaetomium in soil, air, dung, and plant debris. Chaetomium species are initially cottony and white in […]


Chaetomium

Fusarium


Fusarium comprises over 70 species worldwide. It grows in soil, plants, and grains. Because it requires wet conditions, often you’ll […]


Fusarium

Geotrichum


Geotrichum is a common fungus found worldwide. It grows on fruits, milk products, cereals, soil, air and plants. Geotrichum is […]


Geotrichum

Penicillium


With over 200 species, the Penicillium genus is one of the most common fungi found worldwide. Look for it outdoors […]


Penicillium

Penicillium chrysogenum


Previously known as Penicilliumnotatum, Penicillium chrysogenum is a widely studied species of Penicillium that is most famous for being a […]


Penicillium

Stachybotrys


Stachybotrys, one of the most common and recognizable species of mold found in indoor environments, is a greenish-black mold that […]


Stachybotrys

Trichoderma


Trichoderma is a common fungus typically found in soil, litter and wood. Indoors, it can be found on a variety […]


Trichoderma

Ulocladium


You can find Ulocladium on a number of substrates, including plants, soil, textiles, wood, paper, paint and tapestries.Ulocladium also grows […]


Ulocladium



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