Arthrobotrys

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Arthrobotrys
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Arthrobotrys sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Orbiliomycetes
Order: Orbiliales
Family: Orbiliaceae
Genus: Arthrobotrys
Species

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Arthrobotrys is a genus of mitosporic fungi in the family Orbiliaceae. There are 71 species. They are predatory fungi that capture and feed on nematode worms. Rings that form on the hyphae constrict and entrap the worms, then hyphae grow into the worm and digest it.

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