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Fusarium oxysporum culture (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Keith Weller, USDA
Source: Wikimedia Commons


This is a large order of ascomycete fungi which are mainly defined by their genetic structure. Members (for which sexual stages are known) form perthecia which are often brightly coloured. The group includes important genera of plant pathogenic fungi like Fusarium, Claviceps or Verticillium.

This page only deals with plant pathogenic Hypocreales. For other groups see

The following genera and individual species are currently entered under Hypocreales: