Bipolaris

Bipolaris

(bī'pō-la'ris),
Genus of dematiaceous fungi that are among the causes of phaeohyphomycosis; some Drechslera and Helminthosporium species are now classified as Bipolaris species.

Bi·po·lar·is

(bī-pō-lā'ris)
Genus of dematiaceous fungi that is among the causes of phaeohyphomycosis.

Bipolaris

(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.

Bipolaris

1. a fungus which elaborates a toxin (sterigmatocystin) capable of producing hepatic carcinoma; includes B. spicifera.
2. a fungal cause of cutaneous chromomycosis in animals; the imperfect state of Cochliobolus spp. Called also Drechslera, Curvularia and Helminthosporium.

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The family Piperaceae is reported to have been colonized with a wide variety of endophytic fungi including species of Alternaria, Bipolaris, Colletotrichum, Glomerella, Guignardia, Lasiodiplodia, Marasmius, Phlebia, Phoma, Phomopsis, and Schizophyllum (Orlandelli et al.
Preliminary CDC laboratory testing identified Bipolaris hawaiiensis, a rare environmental mold infrequently described as a human pathogen, in ocular specimens from these case-patients.
Originally thought to arise solely from Aspergillus infection, AFRS has been shown to involve dematiaceous fungi, including Bipolaris, Curvularia, Exserohilum, and Alternaria spp, in 67% of cases.
At least 20 species from 11 genera are implicated including Bipolaris, Curvularia, and Exophiala.
Bipolaris, Cladosporium, and Rhizopous; however, nonspecific genera were identified routinely in either elevated numbers.
The gene Yr18 is also associated with resistance to spot blotch disease of wheat caused by Bipolaris sorokiniana [12] and the gene Bdv1 that confers slow yellowing to barley yellow dwarf virus [26].
Targeted microbes include, for instance, Fusarium culmorum and Bipolaris sorokiana, both of which can cause root rots and other problems, and Alternaria alternata, which causes leaf spot disease of some crops.
According to Boyce (1996), Bipolaris maydis, the fungus responsible for Southern Leaf Blight, was infective to plants with the genetic makeup shared by approximately 85 percent of the maize grown in the U.
9) In the 40 cases described by Dubey et al, (4) aspergilloma was the most frequent organism found (25, 63%), followed by mucormycosis (7, 18%), cryptococcoma (3), Cladosporium (3), Bipolaris hawaiiensis (1), and Candida species (1).
Duczek LJ, Wildermuth GB (1991) Populations of amoebae which feed on conidia and hyphae of Bipolaris sorokiniana in Queensland soils.
Most cases of sinusitis and bronchopulmonary mycosis are caused by species of Curvularia or Bipolaris.