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Nees 1816 What is Alternaria? Alternaria are dark-pigmented, saprophytic, and phytopathogenic fungi capable of infecting more than 4000 species of plants. With almost 300 known species, they are ubiquitous. Every year, they cause significant damage to agricultural products, including grains, fruits, and vegetables [1, 2]. Annually, at least 20% of agricultural yield loss can be …

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Aleuria aurantia

(Pers.) Fuckel 1870 Aleuria aurantia taxonomy Aleuria aurantia (synonyms: Peziza aurantia (Pers.) 1794, Scodellina aurantia (Pers.) Gray 1821.) is a widespread fungus belonging division Ascomycota, class Pezizomycetes, order Pezizales, family Pyronemataceae. What does Aleuria aurantia look like? Fungi belonging to the division Ascomycota form the fruiting bodies called ascocarps. Ascocarp contains a protective layer called peridium, composed of thickly interwoven hyphae serving as protection for the …

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Acremonium strictum

W. Gams(current name: Sarocladium strictum (W. Gams) Summerb) What is Acremonium strictum? Acremonium strictum (synonyms: Cephalosporium acremonium, Sarocladiom strictum) is a mold belonging to kingdom Fungi, division Ascomycota, class Sordariomicetes, order Hypocreales, family Sarocladiacea. Genus Acremonium is a large and cosmopolitan group of filamentous Ascomycete fungi, including approximately 150 different species that are largely saprophytes, living on …

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Mold may seem harmless at first glance, but prolonged exposure to certain species of mold can potentially result in a substantial medical bill. Several members of the Acremonium genus certainly fall into the category of molds that can lead to serious health issues if too much time is spent in their presence. Acremonium is a …

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Fungi are ever present in the environment, both in nature and in urban settings. As many of them are important decomposers, this group of diverse organisms is vital to the functioning of nature. The world would likely be a very different place without them. However, once they start colonizing our homes they are a nuisance …

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