Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes.
Doratomyces species comprise a small proportion of the fungal biota. The sporulating structures of Doratomyces form synnema (coremia), which are a gathering of conidiophores into a sort of flower bouquet. This genus is very closely related to Scopulariopsis, with identical sporulating mechanisms but without the formation of synnema. No information is available regarding health effects or toxicity. Allergenicity has not been studied. May be identified on surfaces by tape lifts, tease mounts from bulk samples, and in air by culturable (Andersen) samples. (Spores do not have distinctive morphology and would be categorized as "other colorless" on spore trap samples.) Natural habitat includes soil, compost, wood, herbaceous stems, oat seeds, decaying plant material and dung.