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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Subdivision: Pezizomycotina
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Sordariales
Family: Chaetomiaceae
Genus: Thielavia
Zopf (1876)
Type species
Thielavia basicola
Zopf (1871)

Thielavia is a genus of fungi in the family Chaetomiaceae. Circumscribed by German botanist Friedrich Wilhelm Zopf in 1876,[1] Thielavia is a teleomorph of Myceliophthora.[2] Collectively, the genus is widely distributed, and according to a 2008 estimate, contains 31 species.[3] Thielavia heterothallica an T.  terrestris can cause infections in humans.[2]



  1. ^ Zopf W. (1872). "Thielavia basicola Zopf. Genus novum Perisporiacearum". Verhandlungen des Botanischen Vereins für die Provinz Brandenburg und die Angrenzenden Länder. 18: 101–5. 
  2. ^ a b Liu D. (2011). "Myceliopthora and Thielavia". Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens. CRC Press. pp. 445–. ISBN 978-1-4398-1240-2. 
  3. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 688. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 

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