Chaetomium-like fungi causing opportunistic infections in humans: a possible role for extremotolerance

  title={Chaetomium-like fungi causing opportunistic infections in humans: a possible role for extremotolerance},
  author={Sarah A Ahmed and Ziauddin Khan and Xue-wei Wang and Tarek A A Moussa and Hassan S. M. Al-Zahrani and Omar Abdulhakeem Almaghrabi and Deanna A. Sutton and Shabir Ahmad and Johannes Z. Groenewald and Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo and Anne D. van Diepeningen and Steph B. J. Menken and Mohammad. J Najafzadeh and Pedro W. Crous and Oliver A Cornely and Axel Hamprecht and Maria J G T Vehreschild and Anupma Jyoti Kindo and G. Sybren de Hoog},
  journal={Fungal Diversity},
Members of the family Chaetomiaceae are ubiquitous ascosporulating fungi commonly, which reside in soil enriched with manure or cellulosic materials. Their role as human pathogens is largely ignored. However, the ability of some species to grow at high temperature enables them to play an important role as opportunistic pathogens. The family contains several genera and species that have never been reported to cause human infection. Hereby, three new species are described; two belong to the genus… CONTINUE READING


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