A very simple genus characterized by the formation of chains of colourless, slimy spores (conidia) through the segmentation of vegetative filaments. Some with strong odours. Common in dairy products, less common in soil. Sometimes pathogenic to man. Holomorph: Endomyces and probably others. Ref: Carmichael 1957; Hoog et al., 1986; Sigler and Carmichael 1976