About how many different kinds of molds are there?

By Susan Brewer, Ph.D., University of Illinois,
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

 
The USDA estimates that there are 300,000 or more types of mold.
 
Source(s): 
fsis.usda.com. “Safe Food Handling / Molds On Food: Are They Dangerous?”
Jones, J.M. 1992.  Food Safety.  Ch. 7.  “Molds and Mycotoxins.”  Eagen Press, St. Paul, MN.  Pp. 141-155.
 
 
 

 
 

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