Fusarium crookwellense

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Fusarium crookwellense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
Order: Hypocreales
Family: Nectriaceae
Genus: Fusarium
Species: F. crookwellense
Binomial name
Fusarium crookwellense
L.W. Burgess, P.E. Nelson & Toussoun, (1982)

Fusarium crookwellense (syn. Fusarium cerealis)[1] is a species of fungus in the family Nectriaceae. It is known as a plant pathogen that infects agricultural crops.

The fungus was first described in 1982 after it was found infecting potatoes in Australia.[2] It causes plant diseases such as corn ear rot and wheat head blight.[3] It has also been found on hops causing a necrotic blight on the cones.[4]

Like other species in genus Fusarium, this fungus produces mycotoxins. It is a source of nivalenol, 4-acetylnivalenol, and zearalenone.[5]

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  1. ^ Fusarium crookwellense. MycoBank.
  2. ^ Sugiura, Y., et al. (1993). Fusarium poae and Fusarium crookwellense, fungi responsible for the natural occurrence of nivalenol in Hokkaido. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 59(10) 3334-8.
  3. ^ Glenn, A. E. (2007). Mycotoxigenic Fusarium species in animal feed. Animal Feed Science and Technology 137 213-40.
  4. ^ Pethybridge, S. J., et al. (2001). First report of Fusarium crookwellense causing tip blight on cones of hop. Plant Disease 85(11) 1208.
  5. ^ Sugiura, Y., et al. (1994). Fusarium crookwellense, a newly isolated fungus from wheat in Japan: Its mycotoxin production and pathogenicity to wheat and barley. Mycoscience 35 77-82.

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