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Muscodor vitigenus is an endophytic fungus which colonizes Paullinia paullinioides, a liana of the Peruvian Amazon rainforests.[1] It has the unusual property of, under certain circumstances, producing near-pure naphthalene, an insect repellent.[2]

Muscodor vitigenus
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Euascomycotina
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Pyrenomycetes
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M. vitigenus
Binomial name
Muscador vitigenus

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  1. ^ Daisy, BH; Strobel, GA; Castillo, U; et al. (1 November 2002). "Naphthalene, an insect repellent, is produced by Muscodor vitigenus, a novel endophytic fungus". Microbiology. 148: 3737–3741. doi:10.1099/00221287-148-11-3737. PMID 12427963.
  2. ^ Daisy, BH; Strobel, GA; Castillo, U; et al. (November 2002). "Microbiology Society Journals | Naphthalene, an insect repellent, is produced by Muscodor vitigenus, a novel endophytic fungus". Microbiology. 148: 3737–41. doi:10.1099/00221287-148-11-3737. PMID 12427963. Retrieved 2016-01-30.