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An overview of arthropod-associated fungi from Argentina and Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20174997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arthropod pests in forest and agricultural systems are affected by many pathogenic organisms. Among them, entomopathogenic fungi are the one most common control agents that regulate their populations. This review compiles the information available from Argentina and Brazil about the entomopathogenic fungi occurring in agricultural and natural environments. The scientific names of the fungi are listed according to the latest phylogenetically based classification of fungi. We present an updated list of arthropod-pathogenic fungi occurring in 15 of the 23 provinces of Argentina and 20 of the 27 states of Brazil based on published literature and our personal observations. The list includes a total of 114 fungal species from 53 genera: of Blastocladiomycetes (2 genera), Entomophthorales (8 genera), Harpellales (13 genera), and a diverse assortment of ascomycetes (primarily from Hypocreales) in 22 anamorphic and 5 teleomorphic genera. In the both countries, molecular studies on arthropod-pathogenic fungi are still in their early stages and have focused primarily on intraspecific variability and adequate generic assignment. This listing seeks to encourage more active collection and characterization of these fungi by both traditional and molecular approaches from the obviously rich but underexplored flora of fungi affecting arthropods throughout this large region of South America.
Daniel R Sosa-Gómez; Claudia C López Lastra; Richard A Humber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-02-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  170     ISSN:  1573-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycopathologia     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-04     Completed Date:  2010-09-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Embrapa Soybean Research Center, Londrina, Paraná State, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Arthropods / microbiology*
Fungi / classification*,  isolation & purification*,  pathogenicity

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