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Molds (British English: moulds) are various fungi that cover surfaces as fluffy mycelium and usually produce masses of asexual, sometimes sexual spores. The molds are not an actual taxonomic or phylogenetic grouping – they can be found in the divisions Zygomycota, Deuteromycota or Ascomycota.
The numerous spores released by mold does not cause direct harm in humans, but the hyphae grown from those spores could attach to cells along the respiratory tract and cause problems in those with weak immunity.
- toxic mold, Mycotoxin, Aflatoxin
- slime mould, water mould
- yeasts are a family of fungi closely related to molds.
- foods produced using cultured molds: cheese, tempeh, Quorn, famous black tea Pu-erh and some sausages
- indoor air quality
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