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Fusarium

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Fusarium

Summary

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  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Fusarium
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Sordariomycetes
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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
A healthy wheat head (a) stands in contrast to one inoculated with Fusarium graminearum (b); note that the infected head is showing severe symptoms of Fusarium head blight disease.
TitleHealthy and infected sample
CaptionA healthy wheat head (a) stands in contrast to one inoculated with Fusarium graminearum (b); note that the infected head is showing severe symptoms of Fusarium head blight disease.
CopyrightKeith Weller - USDA-ARS - Public Domain
A healthy wheat head (a) stands in contrast to one inoculated with Fusarium graminearum (b); note that the infected head is showing severe symptoms of Fusarium head blight disease.
Healthy and infected sampleA healthy wheat head (a) stands in contrast to one inoculated with Fusarium graminearum (b); note that the infected head is showing severe symptoms of Fusarium head blight disease.Keith Weller - USDA-ARS - Public Domain
Healthy resistant barley (b) and susceptible barley showing symptoms of Fusarium head blight (a).
TitleResistant and susceptible barley
CaptionHealthy resistant barley (b) and susceptible barley showing symptoms of Fusarium head blight (a).
CopyrightBrian Steffenson/University of Minnesota - USDA-ARS - Public Domain
Healthy resistant barley (b) and susceptible barley showing symptoms of Fusarium head blight (a).
Resistant and susceptible barleyHealthy resistant barley (b) and susceptible barley showing symptoms of Fusarium head blight (a).Brian Steffenson/University of Minnesota - USDA-ARS - Public Domain
Gibberella stalk rot (Gibberella zeae); symptoms - evidence of scab (Fusarium graminearum) on a head of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum).
TitleSymptoms
CaptionGibberella stalk rot (Gibberella zeae); symptoms - evidence of scab (Fusarium graminearum) on a head of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum).
Copyright©Howard F. Schwartz/Colorado State University/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Gibberella stalk rot (Gibberella zeae); symptoms - evidence of scab (Fusarium graminearum) on a head of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum).
SymptomsGibberella stalk rot (Gibberella zeae); symptoms - evidence of scab (Fusarium graminearum) on a head of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum).©Howard F. Schwartz/Colorado State University/Bugwood.org - CC BY 3.0 US
Close-up through a fluorescence microscope of a thin cross-section of a barley seed infected with Fusarium graminearum. The seed’s epicarp tissue layer is infected with the Fusarium (seen as fluorescent green). The fungus stops at the testa layer (yellow-orange). It can take 2 weeks or longer before the fungus penetrates into the underlying starchy endosperm of the seed (stained blue). Finding out how to make the epicarp resistant to Fusarium could be the key to making barley resistant.
TitleFluorescence microscopy
CaptionClose-up through a fluorescence microscope of a thin cross-section of a barley seed infected with Fusarium graminearum. The seed’s epicarp tissue layer is infected with the Fusarium (seen as fluorescent green). The fungus stops at the testa layer (yellow-orange). It can take 2 weeks or longer before the fungus penetrates into the underlying starchy endosperm of the seed (stained blue). Finding out how to make the epicarp resistant to Fusarium could be the key to making barley resistant.
CopyrightRon Skadsen - USDA-ARS - Public Domain
Close-up through a fluorescence microscope of a thin cross-section of a barley seed infected with Fusarium graminearum. The seed’s epicarp tissue layer is infected with the Fusarium (seen as fluorescent green). The fungus stops at the testa layer (yellow-orange). It can take 2 weeks or longer before the fungus penetrates into the underlying starchy endosperm of the seed (stained blue). Finding out how to make the epicarp resistant to Fusarium could be the key to making barley resistant.
Fluorescence microscopyClose-up through a fluorescence microscope of a thin cross-section of a barley seed infected with Fusarium graminearum. The seed’s epicarp tissue layer is infected with the Fusarium (seen as fluorescent green). The fungus stops at the testa layer (yellow-orange). It can take 2 weeks or longer before the fungus penetrates into the underlying starchy endosperm of the seed (stained blue). Finding out how to make the epicarp resistant to Fusarium could be the key to making barley resistant.Ron Skadsen - USDA-ARS - Public Domain

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Fusarium

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Sordariomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
  •                         Order: Hypocreales
  •                             Family: Nectriaceae
  •                                 Genus: Fusarium

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.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

IndiaPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992

North America

USAPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992

South America

BrazilPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992

Oceania

AustraliaPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Bacillus subtilis Antagonist
Gliocladium virens Antagonist
Pseudomonas fluorescens Antagonist

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