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Microascus brevicaulis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
Order: Microascales
Family: Microascaceae
Genus: Microascus
Species: M. brevicaulis
Binomial name
Microascus brevicaulis
S.P. Abbott, (1998)

Penicillium brevicaule Sacc., (1886)
Scopulariopsis brevicaulis (Sacc.) Bainier, (1907)

Microascus brevicaulis is a plant pathogen. Bartolomeo Gosio discovered in 1890 that under wet conditions Scopulariopsis brevicaulis produces significant amounts of trimethylarsine via biomethylation of inorganic pigments especially Paris green or Scheele's Green used in indoor wallpapers which is than released into the air.[1]

External links


  1. ^ William R. Cullen, Ronald Bentley (2005). "The toxicity of trimethylarsine: an urban myth". J. Environ. Monit. 7: 11–15. doi:10.1039/b413752n.  


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