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Micrograph of the fungus Hortaea werneckii, which is the causative agent of tinea nigra (photo taken in 1964). Image by Dr. Lucille K. Georg (CDC). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hortaea_werneckii
Micrograph of the fungus Hortaea werneckii, which is the causative agent of tinea nigra (photo taken in 1964). Image by Dr. Lucille K. Georg (CDC). Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hortaea_werneckii

Hortaea werneckii is a Dothidiomycete from the Teratosphaeriaceae family. It is known to be an extreme halophile (highly salt tolerant), as well as a rare pathogen of human skin (causal agent of tinea nigra). The genome of H. werneckii was imported for comparative purposes.

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