Curvularia


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Curvularia

 [ker″vu-lar´e-ah]
a genus of imperfect fungi commonly found in soil and elsewhere; C. luna´ta is found in human mycetomas.
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Curvularia

(kŭr'vū-lā'rē-ă),
A genus of dark-colored fungi that grow rapidly on culture media. Generally regarded as contaminants, two species, Curvularia lunata and Curvularia geniculata, are among the species capable of producing mycetoma in humans, keratomycosis, sinusitis, and phaeohyphomycosis.
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Cur·vu·la·ri·a

(kŭr-vyū-lar'ē-ă)
An opportunistic fungus widely spread in nature; plant pathogen known to cause leaf spots, seedling blight, and failure of seeds to germinate. In humans, this fungus has been associated with sinusitis, keratitis, pulmonary infections, and in the immunocompromised patient, occasionally, disseminated disease.
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Foram observados ainda, em menor quantidade, Aureobasidium melanogenum, Trichoderma sp., Curvularia sp., Rhizopus sp., Alternaria sp., Cladosporium sp.
The genera Bipolaris, Curvularia, Fusarium and Phoma have been identified in Brachiaria brizantha seeds from different fields in Mato Grosso (Mallmann et al., 2013).
Stachybotrys species were also found from spore counts and PCR, Alternaria species were identified from spore counting and culturing at room temperature, and Curvularia species were identified from spore counting only.
Adlay seeds Korea Phoma Alternaria Cladosporium Curvularia Cochliobolus Leptosphaerulina Type of fungi Prevalence Frequency Reference % % Aspergillus fla 87 99 Aspergillus niger 83 95 Fusarium verticillioides 47 51 Penicillium sp 5 3.1 Aspergillus fla 53 11.4 (17) Aspergillus niger -- 14.10 (18) Aspergillus flavus -- 11 Penicillium sp.
Studies were carried out to see the etiology of PLS caused by the cyanobacterium Phormidium valderianum, finding other pathogens of the Fungi kingdom (Aspergillus niger, Curvularia lunata), which together are involved in tissue degradation.
Besides these, other fungal species observed include Aspergillus sp., Curvularia sp., Penicillium sp., Colletotrichum sp., and Bipolaris sp.
'Similarly, rhizopus, penicillium, curvularia, fusarium and mucor were also observed in few samples.