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Conidiobolus incongruus

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In taxonomy, Conidiobolus incongruus (Fig 1.) belongs to the genus of Conidiobolus. The genus Conidiobolus was first discovered by Brefeld in 1884 and includs over 150 species. Although most species of Conidiobolus have been identified as saprophytic fungi, a substantial quantity of species has been isolated from insects as well. Additionally, some species, such as C. incongruus and C. coronatus, can infect mammals and humans.

Kingdom-Fungi

     Phylum-Zoopagomycota

         Subphylum-Entomophthoromycotina

             Order-Entomophthorales

                 Family-Ancylistaceae

                     Genus-Conidiobolus

                         Species-incongruus

Fig 1. The taxonomy of Conidiobolus incongruus

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