Paecilomyces variotii (biocontrol agent)

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Paecilomyces variotii (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): J. Scott
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Paecilomyces variotii (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Janice Haney Carr, CDC
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Paecilomyces variotii (beneficial) Bainier 1907

This fungus has been found in various environments. It is known as a widespread and common mold and has been also reported to cause infections in humans. This page covers its aspects as a biological control agent against insect pests, plant parasitic nematodes and as an antagonist against plant diseases.

The species resembles a Penicillium species. However, it produces yellowish-brown colonies. The conidia are elongated, around 6 x 3 µm.

Synonyms:
Cordyceps militaris