Fungal taxonomy: New developments in medically important fungi

Teun Boekhout, Cécile Gueidan, Sybren De Hoog, Rob Samson, Janos Varga, Grit Walther

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Our understanding of the causative agents of fungal diseases has changed considerably in recent years due to molecular studies that compare DNA across a wide range of fungi, including human and animal pathogens. In many cases, what had once been understood as traditional species were found to be species complexes. Importantly, members of such complexes may differ in pathogenicity and susceptibility to antifungals, which suggests a need for accurate identifi cation to provide optimal patient care. This article presents a few striking examples from Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes, and Basidiomycetes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-178
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Fungal Infection Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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