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Ajellomycetaceae Arachnomycetaceae Arthrodermataceae Ascosphaeraceae Gymnoascaceae Onygenaceae

The ONYGENALES are an order of Ascomycetes
Ascomycetes
, within the eurotiomycetes Ascomycetes
Ascomycetes
.

Onygenales
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 .

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 .

REFERENCES

* ^ "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 )

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