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Fungal molecular diagnostics: a mini review.

@article{Atkins2004FungalMD,
  title={Fungal molecular diagnostics: a mini review.},
  author={Simon D. Atkins and Ian M. Clark},
  journal={Journal of applied genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={
          3-15
        }
}
Conventional methods to identify fungi have often relied on identification of disease symptoms, isolation and culturing of environmental organisms, and laboratory identification by morphology and biochemical tests. Although these methods are still fundamental there is an increasing move towards molecular diagnostics of fungi in all fields. In this review, some of the molecular approaches to fungal diagnostics based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA/RNA probe technology are discussed… 

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