Pestalotiopsis

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Pestalotiopsis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Subclass: Xylariomycetidae
Order: Xylariales
Family: Amphisphaeriaceae
Genus: Pestalotiopsis
Species

Species include:

Pestalotiopsis is a genus of ascomycete fungi. Pestalotiopsis species are known as plant pathogens.

However, some members of the genus are able to grow on the synthetic polymer polyurethane as its sole carbon source under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions, hence show promise as a form of bioremediation for waste reduction.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biodegradation of Polyester Polyurethane by Endophytic Fungi, http://aem.asm.org/content/77/17/6076.full

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