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Acremonium

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(class Hyphomycetes)

A form-genus of fungi which form septate mycelia and which produce conidia in phialids. Some species produce antibiotics called cephalosporins. (The form genus...

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Alternaria

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(class Hyphomycetes)

A form-genus of fungi which form yellowish-brown conidia which are divided by transverse and longitudinal septa. There are many species, including a number of...

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Aspergillus

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Science and Mathematics.

n. a genus of fungi, including many common moulds, some of which cause infections of the respiratory system in humans. The species A. fumigatus causes aspergillosis. A. niger i...

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Botrytis

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(class Hyphomycetes)

A form-genus of fungi which form septate mycelia and produce dark-coloured, non-septate conidia. They are saprotrophic on plant debris, and also parasitic in...

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Calamites cistiiformes

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(horse-tails; family Calamitaceae)

A species of jointed-stemmed plants that were an important component of Carboniferous swampland floras. Unlike their small modern counterparts...

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Cladosporium

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(class Hyphomycetes)

A form-genus of fungi that form septate mycelium and chains of dark-coloured conidia. They are saprotrophic, or parasitic in plants or animals, sometimes...

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Colletotrichum

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(order Melanconiales)

A form-genus of fungi which includes a number of important plant pathogens. Colletotrichum species can cause disease (e.g. in legumes, cotton, grasses...

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Cordaitales

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

Extinct gymnosperm order, included in the Coniferopsida, which appeared in early Carboniferous times and disappeared towards the end of the Permian. They produced trees up to 30 m high,...

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Fusarium

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(class Hyphomycetes)

A form genus of fungi, which form a septate mycelium and produce macroconidia. They can grow saprotrophically but can also be responsible for some important...

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Lepraria

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(form order Agonomycetales)

A form genus of imperfect lichens, in which the thallus is powdery and indeterminate. L. incana forms pale greenish-grey powdery crusts in damp, shady...

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