(redirected from Fusarium infection)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.


n. pl. fu·sar·i·a (-ē-ə)
Any of various pathogenic fungi of the genus Fusarium, chiefly inhabiting temperate climates and infecting both plants and animals. In humans, infection may cause inflammation of the cornea and external ear.

[New Latin Fūsārium, genus name (coined by German naturalist Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link (1767-1851) in reference to the typical spindle shape of its conidia) : Latin fūsus, spindle (of unknown origin) + Latin -ārium, neuter of -ārius, adjective suffix.]


(Plants) any filamentous fungus of the genus Fusarium, some of which produce toxins which are harmful to plants, animals and humans


(fyuˈzɛər i əm)

n., pl. -sar•i•a (-ˈzɛər i ə)
any fungus of the genus Fusarium, occurring primarily in temperate regions and causing wilt in plants and a variety of diseases in animals.
[< New Latin (1832) = Latin fūs(us) spindle + -ārium -ary]
References in periodicals archive ?
Treatment of fungal keratitis from Fusarium infection by corneal cross-linking.
Influence of agricultural practices on fusarium infection of cereals and subsequent contamination of grain by trichothecene mycotoxins.
The spectrum of Fusarium infection in immunocompromised patients with haematological malignancies and in nonimmunocompromised patients: a single institution experience over 10 years.
Bearing in mind that barley growing also takes place in wheat production areas, the possibility of Fusarium infection in barley is high.
Previous studies examining Fusarium infection found that the fungus will liquefy the starchy part of the seed within 5 days after infection.
The compound could help protect plants, livestock and poultry from fusarium infection.
Some aspect of the MoistureLoc formula may be increasing the relative risk of Fusarium infection in unusual circumstances," according to a company press release.
Several cases of isolated pulmonary Fusarium infection have been reported, all in patients with documented, underlying immunocompromised states.
Although primary ears on all plants were injected with the same quantity of inoculum, there is a large environmental effect on Fusarium infection and symptom development.
Fusarium infection can cause illnesses from esophageal cancer to alimentary toxic aleukia, and the aflatoxins produced by Aspergillus can cause cancer and damage the brain, liver, and kidneys.
Fusarium infection is a rare event following autologous BMT, probably due to less intense immunossupression relatively to allogeneic or cord cell transplant.
Effect of tillage and preceding crops on Fusarium infection and deoxynivalenol content of wheat, p.