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I checked for plagiarized material and found that "Acrophialophora fusispora is an ascomycete fungus that is a plant and human pathogen." did not have a source to back it up. So I went and found three scientific articles about the fungus and cited them. In these articles I found information that supported this sentence so I kept the sentence in place and added the citation behind it. I also added that the fungus also affects animals. I then added five sentences explaining where the fungus is found, how it appears to infect humans, health complications caused by infection, the number of confirmed cases, and its ability to also infect dogs. "The fungus is naturally found in soils in tropical to temperate regions. It is poorly studied but appears to opportunistically infect the eyes, lungs, and brains of humans, particularly affecting the airways of patients with cystic fibrosis. Eye infections have causes keratitis, while a cerebral infection in a young girl resulted in a brain abscess. At least seven confirmed cases have been described, but misidentifications may mean it is more common.The fungus also has two documented cases of infection in dogs."
Next I added links to other wikipedia articles about cystic fibrosis, keratitis, and brain abscesses so readers would be able to easily read about how these conditions affect humans.
1. Liu, Dongyou (2011). Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens. p. 163.
2. Sandoval-Denis, Marcelo (May 2015). "Acrophialophora, a Poorly Known Fungus with Clinical Significance". Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
3. Guarro, Josep (September 2007). "Acrophialophora fusispora: an emerging agent of human mycoses. A report of 3 new clinical cases". Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.