The Onygenales are an order of Ascomycetes, within the eurotiomycetes Ascomycetes. Onygenales can consume and break down keratin, the main component of the outer layer of skin. 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 implicated in Valley fever. The 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. References
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Wikidata: Q136219 Wikispecies: Onygenales EoL: 5704 EPPO: 1ONYGO Fungorum: 90487 GBIF: 1041 IRMNG: 11579 ITIS: 612816 MycoBank: 90487 NBN: NHMSYS0001491351 NCBI: 33183 NZOR: 3f639ab3-d512-4d66-a60f-0fb3475ff1b9 WoRMS: 100014
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