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Exserohilum           Print PDF

Natural Habitat

  • Pathogen to Grasses, causes root rot of corn
  • Soils

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Indoor building materials

Water Activity

  • Unknown

Mode of Dissemination

  • Wind

Allergenic Potential

  • Causes allergic sinusitis

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Endocarditis
  • Mycotic keratitis
  • Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis
  • Osteomyelitis and sinusitis in both normal and immunocompromised patients

Industrial Uses

  • Potential biocontrol of weeds

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Monocerin
  • Phytotoxin


  • Zhang, W., and Watson, A.K. 2000. Isolation and partial characterization of phytotoxins produced by Exserohilum monoceras, a potential bioherbicide for control of Echinochloa species. Proceedings of the X International Symposium on Biological Control of weeds 4-14 July 1999, Montana State University, Boseman, Monatana USA. Neal R. Spencer [ed.] pp.125-130