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Genus of molds with over 50 species (species), which are also known as black mold because of their color from brown to blackish brown. These are the most common molds in the outside air, accounting for up to 90% of all airborne molds in summer. That is why they are usually included allergy tests used. Above all, they are found in wetlands, in the forest and in gardens and like to grow on rotten plants and foliage in humid surroundings. In the vineyard is the mold for certain types of bunch rot responsible. The occurring in damp wine cellars basement mold with the old (still frequently used) name Cladosporium cellare was formerly also counted to this genus. According to new findings, but he counts to another genus and is now called Zasmidium cellare.

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