Aspergillus species identification in the clinical setting

S. A. Balajee, J. Houbraken, P. E. Verweij, S. B. Hong, T. Yaghuchi, J. Varga, R. A. Samson

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Abstract

Multiple recent studies have demonstrated the limited utility of morphological methods used singly for species identification of clinically relevant aspergilli. It is being increasingly recognised that comparative sequence based methods used in conjunction with traditional phenotype based methods can offer better resolution of species within this genus. Recognising the growing role of molecular methods in species recognition, the recently convened international working group meeting entitled "Aspergillus Systematics in the Genomic Era' has proposed several recommendations that will be useful in such endeavors. Specific recommendations of this working group include the use of the ITS regions for inter section level identification and the β-tubulin locus for identification of individual species within the various Aspergillus sections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalStudies in Mycology
Volume59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Aspergillus
Group Processes
Tubulin
tubulin
methodology
taxonomy
Phenotype
genomics
phenotype
loci
species identification

Keywords

  • Emericella
  • Molecular phytogeny
  • Pathogenic aspergilli
  • Polyphasic taxonomy
  • Section Aspergillus section Terrei
  • Section Usti

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Plant Science

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Balajee, S. A., Houbraken, J., Verweij, P. E., Hong, S. B., Yaghuchi, T., Varga, J., & Samson, R. A. (2007). Aspergillus species identification in the clinical setting. Studies in Mycology, 59, 39-46. https://doi.org/10.3114/sim.2007.59.05

Aspergillus species identification in the clinical setting. / Balajee, S. A.; Houbraken, J.; Verweij, P. E.; Hong, S. B.; Yaghuchi, T.; Varga, J.; Samson, R. A.

In: Studies in Mycology, Vol. 59, 2007, p. 39-46.

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Balajee, SA, Houbraken, J, Verweij, PE, Hong, SB, Yaghuchi, T, Varga, J & Samson, RA 2007, 'Aspergillus species identification in the clinical setting', Studies in Mycology, vol. 59, pp. 39-46. https://doi.org/10.3114/sim.2007.59.05
Balajee SA, Houbraken J, Verweij PE, Hong SB, Yaghuchi T, Varga J et al. Aspergillus species identification in the clinical setting. Studies in Mycology. 2007;59:39-46. https://doi.org/10.3114/sim.2007.59.05
Balajee, S. A. ; Houbraken, J. ; Verweij, P. E. ; Hong, S. B. ; Yaghuchi, T. ; Varga, J. ; Samson, R. A. / Aspergillus species identification in the clinical setting. In: Studies in Mycology. 2007 ; Vol. 59. pp. 39-46.
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