26 Jun 2022

Conidiobolus species

A very rapid-growing fungus that produces fuzzy colonies against a translucent background within three days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). Older colonies appear pale brownish and powery. There are twenty seven species within the genus Conidiobolus They have worldwide distribution and have been isolated from soil, plants, plant debris, sewage, insects, and mites. One species, C. coronata is the causal agent of rhino entomophthoromycosis in man.