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a genus of perfect fungi; C. corona´tus is usually a saprobe but sometimes causes entomophthoromycosis in humans and horses.
A genus of fungi containing two species, Conidiobolus coronatus and Conidiobolus incongruus, both of which cause zygomycosis (entomophthoramycosis).
Conidiobolus/Co·nid·io·bo·lus/ (ko-nid″e-ob´o-lus) a genus of fungi of the family Entomophthoraceae, order Entomophthorales, having few septa in the mycelium and producing few zygospores but many chlamydospores and conidia. C. corona´tus and C. incon´gruus can cause entomophthoromycosis of the nasal mucosa and the subcutaneous tissues.
a genus of perfect fungi. C. coronatus is usually a saprobe, but sometimes causes entomophthoromycosis (a chronic granulomatous disease) in humans and horses.
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.
a genus of soil-borne fungi.
Conidiobolus coronatus (syn. Entomophthora coronata)
has caused an epidemic form of nasal granuloma in sheep characterized by disfiguring swellings of the nose, invasion of the local lymph nodes and involvement of the lungs causing death.