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Ajellomycetaceae Arachnomycetaceae Arthrodermataceae Ascosphaeraceae Gymnoascaceae Onygenaceae

The Onygenales
Onygenales
are an order of Ascomycetes, within the eurotiomycetes Ascomycetes. Onygenales
Onygenales
can consume and break down keratin, the main component of the outer layer of skin.[1] They are primarily found on animals, droppings, and areas frequented by animals. One species, Trichophyton rubrum, is the primary cause of athlete's foot. This order also includes Coccidioides
Coccidioides
implicated in Valley fever. The Onygenales
Onygenales
are important as emerging human pathogens because of the rising rates of immunosuppression due to live-organ transplant, HIV/AIDS, and autoimmune disorders such as lupus erythematosus.[2] References[edit]

^ "Onygenales". New Brunswick Museum. Retrieved 2012-07-28.  ^ Alexopolous, C.J. W. Mims, Charles. Blackwell, M. (2004). Introductory Mycology, 4th ed. John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ. ISBN 0-471-52229-5. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q136219 EoL: 5704 EPPO: 1ONYGO Fungorum: 90487 GBIF: 1041 ITIS: 612816 MycoBank: 90487 NCBI: 33183 WoRMS: 100014

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