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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2002 Oct;68(10):4871-5.

Isolation and identification of Aspergillus fumigatus mycotoxins on growth medium and some building materials.

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  • 1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kuopio, 70211 Kuopio, Finland. susanna.nieminen@uku.fi


Genotoxic and cytotoxic compounds were isolated and purified from the culture medium of an indoor air mold, Aspergillus fumigatus. One of these compounds was identified as gliotoxin, a known fungal secondary metabolite. Growth of A. fumigatus and gliotoxin production on some building materials were also studied. Strong growth of the mold and the presence of gliotoxin were detected on spruce wood, gypsum board, and chipboard under saturation conditions.

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