This glossary is provided for general information only. It’s not meant to be a tool for self-diagnosis. For diagnosis consult a physician.
Basidiospores - Fungal spores produced by a group of fungi called basidiomycetes. Mushrooms belong to this group and therefore their spores would be called basidiospores. Many basidiospores are reported to be allergenic.
Bioaerosol - Micro–organisms suspended in the air.
Bipolaris - Most of the Bipolaris spp are pathogens grasses but some are saprobes. It can produce the mycotoxin – sterigmatocystin which has been shown to produce liver and kidney damage when ingested by laboratory animals.
Blastomyces - Blastomyces spp. are human pathogen. The fungus is commonly found in soil. It is a dimorphic fungus. That means it has filamentous growth when grown at 25 degrees C and a yeast form at 37 degrees C.
Botrytis - Botrytis sp. is reportedly allergenic. It’s commonly found outdoors and not indoors. It is parasitic on wide range of plants and soft fruits. It is found in soil and vegetables.