Fusarium verticillioides

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Fusarium verticillioides
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Fusarium verticillioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
Order: Hypocreales
Family: Nectriaceae
Genus: Fusarium
Species: 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 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]


  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.