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Chaetomium globosum
(antagonist of Venturia)



Chaetomium globosum (antagonist of Venturia)


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Chaetomium globosum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • antagonist of Venturia
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Sordariomycetes
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Chaetomium globosum

Preferred Common Name

  • antagonist of Venturia

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Antagonist: Bodenbürtige Pathogene; Moderfäule: Holz

EPPO code

  • CHATGL (Chaetomium globosum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Sordariomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Sordariomycetidae
  •                         Order: Sordariales
  •                             Family: Chaetomiaceae
  •                                 Genus: Chaetomium
  •                                     Species: Chaetomium globosum

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


Congo, Democratic Republic of thePresentCABI (Undated b)
NigeriaPresentCABI (Undated b)


IndiaPresentCABI (Undated b)
-Himachal PradeshPresentCABI (Undated b)
-KarnatakaPresentCABI (Undated b)
IraqPresentCABI (Undated); Original citation: Abdullah and Saleh (2010)
PakistanPresentFakhrunnisa et al. (2006); Alam et al. (2017)


PolandPresentCABI (Undated b)

North America

MexicoPresentCABI (Undated b)
United StatesPresentCABI (Undated a)Present based on regional distribution.
-WisconsinPresentCABI (Undated b)


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Abdullah SK, Al-Mosawi KA, 2010. Fungi associated with seeds of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) cultivars grown in Iraq. Phytopathologia, No.57:11-20.

Abdullah SK, Saleh YA, 2010. Mycobiota associated with sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) cultivars in Iraq. Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences (JJBS), 3(4):193-202.

Alam, M. W., Gleason, M. L., Amin, M., Ali, S., Muhammad, S., Rosli, H., Rehman, A., 2017. First report of root and crown rot of strawberry caused by Chaetomium globosum sensu lato in Punjab, Pakistan., Plant Disease, 101(5):837

Anjli, Lokendra Singh, 2005. Effect of culture filtrates of some seedborne fungi on seed germination and root shoot growth of Carica papaya (L). Plant Archives, 5(2):649-651.

Anuja Khare, Srivastava M, Kumud Kumar, Vijay Kumar, 2003. In vitro studies on associative and antagonistic effects between seed-borne fungi and Alternaria tenuissima causing leaf blight in pigeonpea. Farm Science Journal, 12(2):153-154.

Boncaldo E, Bruno G, Sicoli G, Tommasi F, Mastropasqua L, 2010. Germinability and fungal occurrence in seeds of Abies alba Mill. populations in southern Italy. Plant Biosystems, 144(3):740-745.

Das K, Ranjana Das, 2004. Seed fungi of mejankari (Litsea citrata Blume) and their control. Indian Journal of Sericulture, 43(1):99-100.

Fakhrunnisa, Hashmi MH, Ghaffar A, 2006. Seedborne mycoflora of wheat, sorghum and barley. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 38(1):185-192.

Farzana Hayat, Shaukat Hussain, Shah SJA, 2005. Detection of seedborne fungi in various pea cultivars grown in Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture, 21(1):121-123.

Nagaraja O, Krishnappa M, 2009. Seed-borne mycoflora of niger (Guizotia abyssinica Cass.) and its effect on germination. Indian Phytopathology, 62(4):513-517.

Narendra Singh, Sudershan Kumar, Gupta ML, 2008. Effect of some antagonistic fungi and chemicals on red rot disease development in plant and ratoon crops of sugarcane. Indian Sugar, 58(3):45-52.

Ora N, Faruq AN, Islam MMT, Akhtar N, Rahman MM, 2011. Detection and identification of seed borne pathogens from some cultivated hybrid rice varieties in Bangladesh. Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, 10(4):482-488.

Pande BJ, Gupta RC, 2011. Role of seed mycoflora on seed germination of Oroxylum indicum (L.) Vent. in Kumaun region of Indian Central Himalaya. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 3(13):715-720.

Seweta Srivastava, Asha Sinha, Srivastava CP, 2011. Screening of seed-borne mycoflora of Jatropha curcas L. Research Journal of Seed Science, 4(2):94-105.

Sharfun-Nahar, Muhammad Mushtaq, Hashmi MH, 2005. Seed-borne mycoflora of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Pakistan Journal of Botany, 37(2):451-457.

Shazia Rasheed, Shahnaz Dawar, Ghaffar A, Shaukat SS, 2004. Seedborne mycoflora of groundnut. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 36(1):199-202.

Shovan LR, Bhuiyan MKA, Sultana N, Begum JA, Pervez Z, 2008. Prevalence of fungi associated with soybean seeds and pathogenicity tests of the major seed-borne pathogens. International Journal of Sustainable Crop Production, 3(4):24-33.

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