Genus of dematiaceous fungi that are among the causes of phaeohyphomycosis; some Drechslera and Helminthosporium species are now classified as Bipolaris species.


Genus of dematiaceous fungi that is among the causes of phaeohyphomycosis.


(bī″pō-lār′ĭs [″ + L. polaris, polar])
A genus of filamentous pigment-producing fungi that can cause disease in immunosuppressed and immunocompetent patients. Bipolaris species are found in soils and vegetation, and have been identified in brain, lung, and sinus infections.

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Shi, Preparation, characterization, antifungal activity, and mechanism of chitosan/TiO 2 hybrid film against bipolaris maydis, J.
The pathogenic fungus Bipolaris sorokiniana (Sacc.) is the causative agent of spot blotch, which can occur in leaves and ears of wheat and other cereals.
The genera Bipolaris, Curvularia, Fusarium and Phoma have been identified in Brachiaria brizantha seeds from different fields in Mato Grosso (Mallmann et al., 2013).
First report of Bipolaris cactivora causing fruit blotch and stem rot of dragon fruit (pitaya) in Israel.
Among their topics are Fusarium diseases: biology and management perspectives, powdery mildew, a lesser known pathogen of wheat: Bipolaris sorokiniana, the occurrence and avoidance of fungicide resistance in cereal diseases, and natural anti-fungal compounds for controlling diseases in wheat and other cereals.
Besides these, other fungal species observed include Aspergillus sp., Curvularia sp., Penicillium sp., Colletotrichum sp., and Bipolaris sp.
The eight isolates matched with species database at NCBI database were: I-1 with Gaeumannomyces graminis, isolate I-2 with Meyerozyma guiliermondii, isolate I-3 with Bipolaris setariae, isolate I-4 with Trichoderma virens, isolate I-7 with Gaeumannomyces amomi, isolate I-9 with Phialemonium dimorphosphorum, islate I-11 with Phialemonium dimorphosphorum, and isolate I-12 with Starmerella bombicola.
The genera of the fungi found in the haylages were Penicillium, Fusarium, Aspergillus, Rhizophus, and Bipolaris, and the first two showed a higher occurrence in most haylages at different storage times (Figures 1, 2).
The four isolated fungi from clay soil samples collected in area 1, with pH 6, belonged to the Ascomycota phylum and two strains were identified as belonging to the order Pleosporales, one of them identified as genera Bipolaris sp., and the species Penicillium funiculosum and Colletotrichum boninense.
(2006) observed an inhibitory effect of the clove basil extract on the development of Bipolaris sorokiniana in wheat seeds.
On postoperative day four, three culture reports from the graft came back positive for dematiaceous mold, suggestive of Bipolaris species.
In children, ABPM is mainly caused by Candida albicans, Curvularia, Pseudallescheria boydii, and Bipolaris [4].