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Cryptococcus neoformans/Cryptococcus gattii Species Complex in Southern Italy: An Overview on the Environmental Diffusion of Serotypes, Genotypes and Mating-Types
Given the lack of comprehensive molecular epidemiology studies in Reggio Calabria and Messina, Italy, we decided to perform an extensive environmental sampling to describe the current molecularExpand
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Current methods for identifying clinically important cryptic Candida species.
In recent years, the taxonomy of the most important pathogenic Candida species (Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis and Candida glabrata) has undergone profound changes due to the description ofExpand
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New Insight into Molecular Phylogeny and Epidemiology of Sporothrix schenckii Species Complex Based on Calmodulin-Encoding Gene Analysis of Italian Isolates
In this study, we investigated phylogenetic relationships among Italian Sporothrix schenckii isolates, by comparing their partial calmodulin sequences. In this analysis, we used 26 environmentalExpand
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Isolation and molecular characterization of Candida africana from Jos, Nigeria.
During a survey of the prevalence of Candida spp. in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, two atypical C. albicans isolates were recovered. These two yeasts were germ tube positive, chlamydospore-negativeExpand
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Potential association of specific Candida parapsilosis genotypes, bloodstream infections and colonization of health workers' hands.
Fungal nosocomial infections continue to be a serious problem among hospitalized patients, decreasing quality of life and adding millions of euros to healthcare costs. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Environmental Isolation of Cryptococcus gattii Serotype B, VGI/MATα Strains in Southern Italy
Until recently, Cryptococcus gattii was believed to be endemic in tropical and subtropical regions. To date, it has unexpectedly emerged as primary pathogen in temperate climate indicating that itExpand
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Draft Genome Sequence of the Dimorphic Fungus Sporothrix pallida, a Nonpathogenic Species Belonging to Sporothrix, a Genus Containing Agents of Human and Feline Sporotrichosis
ABSTRACT Sporothrix pallida is considered to be a mostly avirulent environmental fungus, phylogenetically closely related to the well-known pathogen Sporothrix schenckii. Here, we present the firstExpand
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First report of neonatal sepsis due to Moesziomyces bullatus in a preterm low‐birth‐weight infant
Introduction: Moesziomyces spp. are connected with poaceous plants (Grass family), and Moesziomyces bullatus is commonly associated with smut in pearl millet. Currently, the scientific knowledge ofExpand
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Whole-Genome Sequencing and In Silico Analysis of Two Strains of Sporothrix globosa
Sporothrix globosa is a thermo-dimorphic fungus belonging to a pathogenic clade that also includes Sporothrix schenckii, which causes human and animal sporotrichosis. Here, we present the firstExpand
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Multilocus microsatellite analysis of European and African Candida glabrata isolates
This study aimed to elucidate the genetic relatedness and epidemiology of 127 clinical and environmental Candida glabrata isolates from Europe and Africa using multilocus microsatellite analysis.Expand
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