Entomophthora | definition of Entomophthora by Medical dictionary
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A fungal genus reclassified as Conidiobolus.
A fungal genus in the family Entomophthoraceae, widely distributed in soil and among plants, insects, and amphibians. C. coronatus causes conidiobolomycosis, a chronic granulomatous disease of submucosal and subcutaneous tissues. Formerly Entomopthora and E. coronata.
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The fungous disease caused by Entomophthora grylli Fres.
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Dynamics of Entomophthora muscae (Zygomycetes: Entomophthoraceae) among naturally infected muscoid fly (Diptera: Muscidae) hosts.
An epizootiological study of Entomophthora muscae in muscoid fly populations on southern California poultry facilities, with emphasis on Musca domestica.
Both PC and SC observed are typical of the genus Entomophthora Cohn in the strict sense (Humber 1981).
We also observed the mucous cytoplasm halo around the discharged PC, typical of Entomophthora (Fig.
Most Entomophthora species are restricted to a narrow range of closely related host species (Geden et al.