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Species Diversity and Polymorphism in the Exophiala spinifera Clade Containing Opportunistic Black Yeast-Like Fungi
ABSTRACT A monophyletic group of black yeast-like fungi containing opportunistic pathogens around Exophiala spinifera is analyzed using sequences of the small-subunit (SSU) and internal transcribed
Taxonomy of Ochroconis, genus including opportunistic pathogens on humans and animals
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The genus Ochroconis (Sympoventuriaceae, Venturiales) is revised and currently contains 13 species for which the phylogenetic position has been determined using multilocus sequencing, with main ecological traits within each species discussed.
Molecular diagnostics of clinical strains of filamentous Basidiomycetes.
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Six strains of filamentous Basidiomycetes were found to belong to the teleomorph genera Schizophyllum or Coprinus, whereas five could not be identified unequivocally.
Nutritional physiology and taxonomy of human-pathogenic Cladosporium-Xylohypha species.
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Physiological profiles of type, authentic and some additional isolates of Cladosporium-Xylohypha species of purported herpotrichiellaceous relationship are established and a diagnostic key for the recognized Cladophialophora species and to morphologically similar taxa is provided.
Taxonomy and epidemiology of Mucor irregularis, agent of chronic cutaneous mucormycosis
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It was confirmed that M. irregularis is a single species at 96.1–100 % ITS similarity and low recombination rates between populations, and some geographic structuring was noted with some localised populations, which may be explained by limited air-dispersal.
Cyphellophora and its relatives in Phialophora: biodiversity and possible role in human infection
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Putative virulence factors for these black yeast-like fungi were hypothesized to be the ability to assimilate monoaromatic hydrocarbons, to produce melanin pigments, and to tolerate the temperature of epidermal human skin.
Black fungi: clinical and pathogenic approaches.
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From a relatively low degree of molecular variability of the black yeast Exophiala dermatitidis, potential agent of brain infections in patients from East Asia, it is concluded that this species is an emerging pathogen, currently going through a process of active speciation.
Identification of Pseudallescheria and Scedosporium Species by Three Molecular Methods
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The FTA-LAMP assay is recommended as a cost-effective, simple, and rapid method for the identification of Scedosporium species.
Molecular diversity of oligotrophic and neurotropic members of the black yeast genus Exophiala, with accent on E. dermatitidis
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Analysis of ITS rDNA of the black yeast Exophiala dermatitidis revealed a close phylogenetic relationship to the meristematic fungus Sarcinomyces phaeomuriformis, and a new combination in Exophials proposed is proposed.
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