Molecular phylogeny of animal pathogen Lacazia loboi inferred from rDNA and DNA coding sequences.

@article{Vilela2009MolecularPO,
  title={Molecular phylogeny of animal pathogen Lacazia loboi inferred from rDNA and DNA coding sequences.},
  author={Raquel Virg{\'i}nia Rocha Vilela and Patr{\'i}cia Sammarco Rosa and Andr{\'e}a de Faria Fernandes Belone and John W Taylor and Suzana Madeira Di{\'o}rio and Leonel Mendoza},
  journal={Mycological research},
  year={2009},
  volume={113 Pt 8},
  pages={851-7}
}
Lacazia loboi is a geographically restricted, uncultivated fungal pathogen of humans and dolphins. Previous investigations using 18S small unit rDNA, chitin synthase 2 and gp43 DNA sequences positioned L. loboi as a close relative of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. However, given the few individuals of L. loboi studied and the high degree of genetic variation observed in P. brasiliensis, the existence of L. loboi as an independent species has been questioned. To investigate the phylogenetic… CONTINUE READING