Fusarium verticillioides

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Fusarium verticillioides
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Fusarium verticillioides
Scientific classification
F. verticillioides
Binomial name
Fusarium verticillioides
(Sacc.) Nirenberg (1976)

Oospora verticillioides Sacc. (1881)
Alysidium verticillioides (Sacc.) Kuntze (1898)
Alysidium verticilliodes (Sacc.) Kuntze (1898)
Fusarium moniliforme J. Sheld. (1904)
Fusarium celosiae Abe (1928)
Oospora cephalosporioides Luchetti & Favilli (1938)

Fusarium verticillioides is the most commonly reported fungal species infecting maize (Zea mays). Fusarium verticillioides is the accepted name of the species, which was also known as Fusarium moniliforme. The species has also been described as mating population A of the Fusarium fujikuroi species complex (formally known as Gibberella fujikuroi species complex).[1] F. verticllioides produces the mutagenic chemical compound fusarin C.[2] F. verticillioides produces a group of disease-causing mycotoxins—fumonisins—on infected kernels.[3]


  1. ^ The name Fusarium moniliforme should no longer be used (Seifert, Keith A.; Aoki, Takayuki; Baayen, Robert P.; Brayford, David; Burgess, Lester W.; Chulze, Sofia; Gams, Walter; Geiser, David; De Gruyter, J.; Leslie, John F.; Logrieco, Antonio; Marasas, Walter F.O.; Nirenberg, Helgard I.; O'Donnell, Kerry; Rheeder, J.; Samuels, Gary J.; Summerell, Brett A.; Thrane, Ulf; Waalwijk, Cees (2003). "The Name Fusarium Moniliforme Should no Longer be Used". Mycological Research. 107 (6): 643. doi:10.1017/S095375620323820X.)
  2. ^ Gelderblom, Wentzel C. A.; Thiel, Pieter G.; Marasas, Walter F. O.; Van Der Merwe, Kirsten J. (1984). "Natural occurrence of fusarin C, a mutagen produced by Fusarium moniliforme, in corn". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 32 (5): 1064. doi:10.1021/jf00125a031.
  3. ^ Ortiz CS, Richards C, Terry A, Parra J, Shim WB. Genetic Variability and Geographical Distribution of Mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides Strains Isolated from Maize Fields in Texas. Plant Pathol J. 2015 Sep;31(3):203-11. doi: 10.5423/PPJ.OA.02.2015.0020. Epub 2015 Sep 30. PMID: 26361468