By: - Updated: January 14, 2019


Did you know that homes and workplaces with water damages, less ventilation and high humidity are prone to mold growth?

If you are not already aware, preventing mold in your home, especially if it is Basidiospores, a reproductive spore produced by Basidiomycete fungus, is extremely important, keeping in mind all its side effects over a long exposure.

In fact, these species of mold are everywhere: from your sinks, heaters, attics, basements to your appliances walls, and carpets. If you have already observed wood rots or discolored tiles with a musty smell, it’s definitely time to call a professional mold testing company.

Many times mold can’t be easily spotted with clear eyes. When it comes to finding and preventing a unique indoor and outdoor pathogen like this in your home or workplaces, nothing could help, but a little study.

Not sure how to detect this type of mold? Read on.

What are Basidiospores?

Found in mushrooms, rusts, smuts and shelf fungus in a plenty, these sexual spores are basically produced from Basiodiomycetes with a haploid nucleus produced by Basidia, a product of Meiosis.

With what looks more like the attachment pegs on the fairly supple and sometimes ornamented surfaces, Basidiospores build their structures from the Basidium which can result in 4 of these pathogens at a time.

What are common places for Basidiospore growth?

Mentioned below are some of the most common places to look for this species of molds:

  • Garden
  • Woodlands
  • Soil
  • Plant debris
  • Fruit rot
  • Appliances
  • Carpets
  • Walls and wallpapers
  • Plywood
  • Glue
  • Sinks
  • Cheese
  • Mushrooms
  • Dry foods
  • Herbs
  • Spices
  • Cereals
  • Salami

Most surprising of all, these plant pathogens derive their constituents from mushrooms, wood bracket fungus, boletes and puffballs.

These spores are released during the high humidity and rain falls and get dispersed through the air, insects and much more.

Are Basidiospores asexual?

Basidiospores are the passively released statismospores. Either by budding or ballistoconidial spore development, Basidiomycota reproduces these spore asexually and the reproduction generally occurs at the ends of the specialized conidiophores.

Did you know asexual formations are the reason for the rarely occurring opportunistic infections? It’s true.

What is Basidiospore mold?

Basidiospores are among the most commonly found molds identifiable by their MVOC (Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds) releases that have a unique musty and condensed smell. 100-120 pm long, these allergens are available in black, white, yellow, beige, brown or even colorless forms. They are composed of rarely clustered hyphae with clamp connections and distinctive asymmetrical attachment point.

What are acceptable levels of Basidiospores?

Did you know this cluster of spores can be indicative of a high density mold problem in both domestic and commercial environments? This is one reason why their acceptability is a big question today. According to the epidemiological and other Mycological researches Basidiospores trigger opportunistic infections.

What do Basidiospores grow into?

When matured, the Basidiospores are mostly Statismospores. They grow by the young Basidiocarps of magnum with plenty of Basisia present. They help in producing Binucleate that rises to the fertile dikaryotic mycelia directly. While the Serpula lacrymans that cause white and brown rots on woods can grow and destroy any building wood materials, the Poria incrassata can target specific construction rots.

Are Basidiospores dangerous?

When it comes to assessing the risk factors in molds like Basidiospores, they can produce toxins that can range from mycophenolic acid, penicillin acid, peptide viomellein, griseofulvin, ochratoxin and the list is endless. So, people of all ages with a fragile and compromised immune system can easily experience health complications with an exposure to this mold.

Quite obviously, inhalation of this fungus over a long time can have alarming effects on health. Moreover, residing with molds of this type can even cause deadly diseases like Cryptococcus meningitis that can affect the brain directly, if not treated in the early stages.


What are Basidiospores health effects?

The Basidiospores has a tall-list of adverse impacts on the health of both humans and the animals, including cats, dogs and koalas. From potentially dangerous respiratory illnesses to hay fever, asthma, hypersensitive pneumonitis, this mold can result in a number of health problems that can make you fragile for years to come. The first sites of the bodies to be affected are the lungs and the nasal cavity.

In pets and other animals, this fungus can develop into Cryptococcal rhinitis and skin lesions, besides many other diseases.

What are Basidiospores allergy symptoms?

Like all spores, the allergic reactions in Basidiospores are also determined by its concentration extremities and quantities in the air. When dispersed in a large quantity, this allergen can cause a number of reactions and health risks that are sometimes deadly.

However the list of symptoms and the ailments include the following:

  • Type III hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Cryptococcal meningitis
  • Allergic Alveolitis
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Watery eyes
  • Plugged ears
  • Throat sore
  • Itchy skin
  • Hives
  • Rashes and many more.

How to identify Basidiospores in your home

It’s not easy to locate molds of this type through everyday observation. If you ever have had a doubt seeing at those dry, brown or wood rot at your home or workplace, they are nothing but work of the Basidiospores producing fungi. These types of molds are generally airborne and they are easily brought in via windows and doors.

Not even an air sampling can help in this case as the result might be confused with the traits of the Aspergillus species. Instead, call a mold professional directly home and get your indoor professionally tested. A field test will say it all.

How to get rid of Basidiospores mold?

Maintaining a healthy indoor environment is a staple to get rid of Basidiospores. However, if you ever suspect mold of this type in your place, look no further than a professional help. Schedule a home inspection and the professional mold remediation team will visit your doorstep in no time.

With both the indoor and the outdoor inspection, diagnosis, sampling, quantification and characterization, we will be able to suggest you remedy without burning holes in your pockets.