|| Sarocladium strictum|
||Human pathogen; plant pathogen; of practical use|
||Genus name: branched goblet (?!?).
Species epithet: sharply demarcated.
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Acremonium strictum|
|Colonies grow rapidly at 30°C on glucose-pepton agar and reach a diameter of 5 cm within a week. Colonies are flat, with a smooth, moisty, velvety or floccose texture, which may resemble thin patches of cotton.
||S. strictum has long slender phialid cells. The conidia (3.3-5.5 x 0.9-1.8 µm) are cylindrical or elliptical and are formed in bundles at the tips of the phialid cells.
||S. strictum, like many other fungi, is a saprotrophic species, occurring in soil, on plant debris and on decaying macroscopic fungi (mushrooms).|
|Hosts/substrate||Disease/effect||Clinical picture or result|
|Mono- and dicotyledonous crops.||Stalk rot||The leaves dry on one side of the midrib of these plants, causing the plant to wilt and get discolored vessels on the stem near the soil line.|
|Immunocompromised humans||Disseminated infections||Pneumonia, osteomyelitis, endokarditis, meningitis and sepsis.|
|Immunocompetent humans||Local infections||Onychomycosis, otomycosis and burn wound infections|
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||# of chrom||Size (Mbp)|
|GCA_900290465 ||IMI 501407 || ||33.8 |
|ACC-No GenBank||Strain/Isolate||Number of NT|
|NC_111145 ||CBS 346.70TM ||587 |
||S. strictum is devided into three genogroups: I, II and III.
|Practical use:||S. strictum can be used for biological control of Helminthosporium solani, which is a fungus that attacks potatoes and causes large economic losses in, among other countries, USA.
S. strictum produces some types of cephalosporins.