Dothideales (antagonists)

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Aureobasidium pullulans hyphae (click on image to enlarge it)
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Dothideales (antagonists)

This order of fungi is part of the Dothideomycetes and contains mainly saprophytic and plant pathogenic species. However, some forms and strains also have antagonistic properties against other fungi and have been studied as possible biological control agents of plant pathogens.

Like other groups under this class, the members form asci which are enclosed in a double wall (bitunicate asci). Traditionally, the order was defined by the morphology of its fruiting bodies, like the immersed and thick-walled ascomata. However, taxonomists now rely on the DNA structure to assign genera to this group.

For a taxonomical review see Thambugala et al., 2014.

This page deals only with species which are antagonistic to plant diseases, for other groups see:


The following genera and individual species of antagonists are currently entered under the order Dothideales: