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Berkeleyomyces basicola conidiophores (click on image to enlarge it)
Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - IPM Images


This order of ascomycete fungi contains mainly saprobic species but also some important plant pathogens. The order is characterized by morphological and genetic features.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

For species pathogenic to arthropod pests see the page on arthropod-pathogenic Microascales

The following genera are currently entered under Microascales: