Geotrichum is a common fungus found worldwide. It grows on fruits, milk products, cereals, soil, air and plants. Geotrichum is also considered a normal part of human flora.
Geotrichum colonies are white, flat and have a powdery or waxy texture. Geotrichum has a rapid growth rate, and its dry spores disperse easily through the air, making them easy to inhale.
Geotrichum and your health
Geotrichum is allergenic, causing sensitive individuals to experience allergic and asthmatic reactions. However, some Geotrichum species have been reported to cause tuberculosis as well as intestinal tract and pulmonary infections.
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