Species/Subspecies: Fusarium culmorum
Etymology: Genus name: spindle.
Species epithet: narrow mulberry-like fruit (conidiophore?).
Significance:  [Unclassified]   
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
AscomycotaSordariomycetesHypocrealesNectriaceaeFusarium
 
Macromorphology (smell):
Fusarium culmorum 
The aerial mycelium is first whitish to yellow, light brown or pale orange and later to brown, dark brown or reddish brown.
Micromorphology:
Fusarium culmorumFusarium culmorum
Microconidia are missing while macroconidia are common. The size of the macroconidia varies between 4-7 x 25-50 µm.
Reproduction:
Spec. Char.:
Disease/effect:
Hosts/substrateDisease/effectClinical picture or result
Animals and humansMycotoxicosis(caused by DON)Vomiting, decreased appetite, weight loss and diarrhea
Animals and humansMycotoxicosis(caused by ZEN)Estrogen affecting and may cause reproductive disorders.
AsparagusDead stem rotThe stem rots
CarrotRoot rotThe root rots
BarleyCommon root rot, crown rot and seedling blightThe rot will affect the area where the stem joins the root.
MaizeSeed rot-seedling blightThe stem rots
Virulence Factors: Forms the harmful mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN).
Mitochondrial DNA sequence:  -
18S rRNA Seq:  -
Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Reference(s): No. 72
Updated:2022-04-06

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