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a genus of fungi; some species are plant pathogens and some are opportunistic infectious agents of humans and other animals.


A genus of rapidly growing fungi producing characteristic sickle-shaped, multiseptate macroconidia that can be mistaken for those produced by some dermatophytes. Usually saprobic, a few species such as Fusarium oxysporum, Fusarium solani, and Fusarium moniliforme can produce corneal ulcers; some species may cause disseminated infection.
[L. fusus, spindle]


n. pl. fusar·ia (-ē-ə)
Any of various pathogenic fungi of the genus Fusarium, chiefly inhabiting temperate climates and infecting both plants and animals. In humans, infection may cause inflammation of the cornea and external ear.


A genus of rapidly growing fungi producing characteristic sickle-shaped, multiseptate macroconidia that can be mistaken for those produced by some dermatophytes. A few species can produce corneal ulcers; some are common colonizers of burned skin, and some may cause disseminated hyalohyphomycosis.
[L. fusus, spindle]
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First seen in the 1990s, infecting other countries, researchers from Colombia believe that the fusarium fungus called TR4 is what's behind the banana plantation problem.
Our LGU (local government unit) is taking aggressive actions to prevent the spread of fusarium wilt and protect the Cavendish banana industry here since it spurs our local economy,' Evangelista said.
Para la seleccion de materiales de tomate y otros cultivos resistentes a Fusarium spp., se han descrito diferentes metodos de inoculacion (Lozovaya, et al., 2004; Fischer, et al., 2005; Narayanasamy, 2011; Ortiz & Hoyos, 2016; Angel-Garcia, et al., 2018), pero en Colombia el desarrollo de metodos de inoculacion de F.
Fusarium wilt of banana (Musa spp.), caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp.
vesicatoria, Fusarium sp., Pythium aphanidermatum, Rhizoctonia solani and Sclerotium rofsii were obtained from the Branch of Plant Pathology, Department of Plant Science and Agricultural Resources, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
D: Plant Protection Trials: Screening trial against Fusarium Wilt was conducted in the Plant Pathology Laboratory of BARI, Chakwal during 2007-08 and at Pathology Research Institute, Faisalabad during 2011-12.
We report a case of a pediatric patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and prolonged fever due to a disseminated infection with fusarium with unusual properties.
Sugarcane is susceptible to multiple microorganism's attacks, including filamentous fungi such as Ceratocystis paradoxa, Colletotrichum falcatum, Fusarium verticillioides, Puccinia melanocephala, among others [1], several of this pathogens exist in Colombia invading the sugarcane crops, among these are the species from the genus Fusarium, most of them are highly pathogenic and toxic [2].
En Morelos, uno de los principales problemas fitosanitarios del cultivo de nochebuena, es la muerte por marchitez de la planta, causada por la pudricion de la raiz (Osuna et al., 2012), cuyo patogeno es Fusarium sp.
DESPITE curbing the spread of the Fusarium wilt with the utilization of new variants, some small banana growers have lamented that there were some buyers complaining about the fruit of these variants.