Eurotiomycetes (entomopathogens)

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culture of a species of Paecilomyces (click on image to enlarge it)
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Eurotiomycetes (entomopathogens)

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 entomopathogenic species. For other groups of Eurotiomycetes in the system see

The following orders of entomopathogenic Dothideomycetes are included in the system: