Eurotiomycetes (antagonists)

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Penicillium expansum conidiophore (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Gerald Holmes, Valent USA Corporation
Source: IPM Images

Eurotiomycetes (antagonists)

This class of ascomycete fungi is mainly defined by its DNA sequence. Penicillium and Aspergillus are familiar members of this group. There are 2 types of sexual fruiting bodies:

  • perithecia, often covered with sharp spines, which have an opening from which the ascospores are released, or
  • cleistothecia and related structures which are typically completely closed and the ascospores are released when these structures break open or are opened by animals.

This page only deals with antagonists to plant diseases. For other groups of Eurotiomycetes in the system see

The following orders of antagonistic Eurotiomycetes are included in the system: