[Scytalidium dimidiatum an opportunistic fungus for both man and Mangifera indica trees in Venezuela].

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to confirm the presence of Scytalidium dimidiatum on Mangifera indica (mango) trees, in a plantation managed by a diabetic patient with a white grain mycetoma of the foot caused by the same fungus. Samples from necrotic apices, roots, burned leaves and rotten stems from eight trees were processed by the Smith and Furcolow's mineral oil technique (modified). Several isolates from the apex material and clinical samples from the diabetic patient isolated in pure culture a fungus with the macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of that in S. dimidiatum. This fungus should be considered as an opportunistic microorganism for both humans and M. indica.

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@article{Padin2005ScytalidiumDA, title={[Scytalidium dimidiatum an opportunistic fungus for both man and Mangifera indica trees in Venezuela].}, author={Carmi{\~n}a Padin and Guillermo Fern{\'a}ndez-Zeppenfeldt and Francisco Yegres and Nicole Richard-Yegres}, journal={Revista iberoamericana de micología}, year={2005}, volume={22 3}, pages={172-3} }