What Is Basidiospores SP?

Basidiospores sp is a reproductive spore produced by Basidiomycete fungi, which is a group that includes mushrooms, shelf fungi, rusts and smuts.

History of Basidiospores SP

Until the early 20th century, all we knew about basidiospores species was that they’re reproductive spores produced by the Basidiomycete fungi.

However, that changed in the early 20th century when a lot of research was carried out to find out what this spore can do, how it affects people, and where it is commonly found.

Several studies revealed that basidiospores are present virtually everywhere, and they spread via wind. Their concentrations are typically high in outdoor areas with lots of plants and trees.

If inhaled in significant amounts, basidiospores can lead to serious health issues like allergic fungal rhinosinusitis and allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis.

However, these spores rarely affect healthy people. In most cases, individuals who already suffer from lung diseases such as asthma or cystic fibrosis get affected by basidiospores.

Furthermore, the same research goes on to say that basidiospores are generally characterized by an attachment peg called a hilar appendage on their surface.

Although the hilar appendage on the surface of most basidiospores is typically prominent, it’s less evident in others. Such spores are hard to identify.

Symptoms of Diseases Caused By Basidiospores SP

As we mentioned earlier, basidiospores sp can lead to several health issues related to the respiratory tract.

But what we didn’t mention was that in the vast majority of cases, they cause allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis — which has three main symptoms:

  • Fever
  • General weakness or malaise
  • Cough with brownish flecks or bloody mucous

Although none of those symptoms are serious, allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis can lead to permanent lung damage if it’s not treated right away.

How You Can Treat Basidiospores SP

Since basidiospores sp can lead to several health issues, the treatment depends on the condition we’re talking about.

For instance, a hay fever caused by basidiospores would be treated with medicines like antihistamines, decongestants, or nasal corticosteroids.

Whereas, allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis caused by basidiospores would be treated with antifungal drugs.

All that being said, unless you’re already suffering from a disease caused by basidiospores sp, you shouldn’t be worrying about the treatment.

You should be worrying about how to prevent the disease.

Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So why not take safety precautions right now, so you won’t have to face the risk of catching a disease caused by basidiospores sp?

If you’re now wondering what safety precautions we are talking about, disinfecting your home and workplace with a solution that can kill basidiospores sp is all you need to do.

How Alliance Enviro-Tech Can Help

Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly.

Our Path-Guard® System can kill basidiospores sp in under 5 minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your property is safe for everyone living or working there.

For more information, contact us to find out how we can help keep your property safe and clean.