This glossary is provided for general information only. It’s not meant to be a tool for self-diagnosis. For diagnosis consult a physician.
Microsporum - Microsporum sp. causes ringworm in humans.
Monilia - Monilia sp. is reportedly allergenic. This fungus produces soft rot of tree fruits. Other members produce a red bread mould. It is infrequently involved in corneal eye infections.
Mucor - Mucor sp. is often found in soil, dead plant material, horse dung, fruits and fruit juice. It is also found in leather, meat, dairy products, animal hair and jute. Mucor sp. may be allergenic (skin and bronchial tests) and may also cause mucorosis in immune compromised individuals. The sites of infection are the lung, nasal sinus, brain, eye and skin. Infection may have multiple sites.
Mycotoxins - Toxic substances produced by fungi.