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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Evaluation of two methods for release of Entomophthora muscae (Entomophthorales: Entomophthoraceae) to infect house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on dairy farms.
Behavioral effects of the entomo-pathogenic fungus, Entomophthora muscae, on its host Musca domestica: postural changes in dying hosts and gated pattern of mortality.