Mean optimal growth temperature (OGT) of Fusarium isolates.

The OGT was calculated for selected isolates from the sea turtle pathogenic species clustered in subclades A (Fusarium falciforme) and C (Fusarium keratoplasticum) and non- sea turtle isolates clustered in subclade B, within the Fusarium solani species complex. Differences in OGT for each group of isolates were determined by one-way ANOVA followed by a post-hoc Tukey HSD test. Data represent mean ± standard error bars (s.e.m) of three independent experiments.