Scopulariopsis

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Scopulariopsis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Microascales
Family: Microascaceae
Genus: Scopulariopsis
Bainier (1907)
Type species
Scopulariopsis brevicaulis
(Sacc.) Bainier (1907)

Scopulariopsis is a genus of anamorphic fungi that are saprobic and pathogenic to animals.[1] The widespread genus contains 22 species.[2] Scopulariopsis belongs to the group Hyphomycetes. These species are commonly found in soil, decaying wood, and various other plant and animal products. In indoor environment Scopulariopsis is found on dry walls, cellulose board, wallpaper, wood, and mattress dust. Species of Scopulariopsis have also been isolated from carpets, hospital floors, swimming pools, wooden food packing, shoes and wood pulp. Scopulariopsis species are sometimes encountered growing on meat in storage. Some of the common species are S. brevicaulis, S. brumptii, S. candida and S. asperula.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Issakainen J, Heikkilä H, Vainio E, Koukila-Kähkölä P, Castren M, Liimatainen O, Ojanen T, Koskela M, Meurman O (2007). "Occurrence of Scopulariopsis and Scedosporium in nails and keratinous skin. A 5-year retrospective multi-center study". Medical Mycology : Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology. 45 (3): 201–29. doi:10.1080/13693780601103080. PMID 17464841. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 625. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.