1st Edition

Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens

Edited By Dongyou Liu Copyright 2011
    958 Pages 97 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The large number of molecular protocols available creates a dilemma for those attempting to adopt the most appropriate for streamlined identification and detection of fungal pathogens of interest. Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens provides a reliable and comprehensive resource relating the molecular detection and identification of major human fungal pathogens.

    This volume contains expert contributions from international mycologists involved in fungal pathogen research and diagnosis. Following a similar format throughout, each chapter comprises:

    • A brief review of the classification, epidemiology, clinical features, and diagnosis of one or a group of related fungal species
    • An outline of clinical sample collection and preparation procedures
    • A selection of representative stepwise molecular detection protocols
    • A discussion on further research requirements for improving the diagnosis

    The book offers an indispensable tool for medical, veterinary, and industrial laboratory scientists working in the area of fungal determination. It also constitutes a convenient textbook for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in microbiology and is an essential guide for upcoming and experienced laboratory scientists wishing to acquire and polish their skills in molecular diagnosis of fungal diseases.

    Introductory Remarks; D. Liu
    G. Lo Cascio and M. Ligozzi
    Aureobasidium; M. Pitkäranta and M. D. Richardson
    Bipolaris and Drechslera; D. Liu and J. Gray
    Botryomyces; D. Liu and R.R.M. Paterson
    Botryosphaeria and Lasiodiplodia; D. Liu
    Corynespora; D. Liu and P.-R. Hsueh
    Curvularia; A.N. Schuetz
    Exserohilum; K.L. Therese and H.N. Madhavan
    Fusicoccum and Scytalidium; M. Machouart and J. Menotti
    Hortaea; D. Liu and L. Hanson;
    Leptosphaeria; D. Liu
    Macrophomina; A. Alves, A.J.L. Phillips, and A. Correia
    Madurella; W.W.J. van de Sande, A.H. Fahal, G.S. de Hoog, and A. van Belkum
    Neodeightonia; A. Alves, A.J.L. Phillips, and A.Correia
    Phoma and Phomopsis; D. Liu
    Piedraia; D. Liu
    Pyrenochaeta; D. Liu
    Ramichloridium; D. Liu
    Ulocladium; D. Liu
    Acrophialophora; D. Liu
    Arthrographis; D. Liu
    Aspergillus; M.C. Arendrup, Y. Zhao, and D.S. Perlin
    Blastomyces; M.D. Lindsley
    Chrysosporium; D. Liu and R.R.M. Paterson
    Cladophialophora; R. Lopez-Martínez and F. Hernández-Hernández
    Coccidioides; R. de Aguiar Cordeiro, R.S. Nogueira Brilhante, M.F. Gadelha Rocha, and J.J. Costa Sidrim
    Cyphellophora; D. Liu
    Emmonsia; D. Liu and R.R.M. Paterson
    Epidermophyton; D. Liu and S. Coloe
    Exophiala; D. Liu and S.P. Siah
    Fonsecaea; H. Miyagi
    Histoplasma; R.M. Zancopé Oliveira, A. Jefferson Guimarães, J.D. Nosanchuk, M. de Medeiros Muniz, P. Costa Albuquerque, and R. de Almeida Paes
    Lacazia; D. Liu and Y.-W. Tang
    Lecythophora; D. Liu
    Microsporum; R. Sharma and Y. Gräser
    Myriodontium; D. Liu
    Onychocola; D. Liu
    Paecilomyces; A. Alastruey-Izquierdo, M.V. Castelli, L. Bernal-Martinez, and M. Cuenca-Estrella
    Paracoccidioides; E. Bagagli, S. de Moraes Gimenes Bosco, V. Bodelão Richini-Pereira, R. Cordeiro Theodoro, and S. Alencar Marques
    Penicillium: Mycoses and Mycotoxinoses; R.R.M. Paterson and N. Lima
    Phialophora; D. Liu and R.R.M. Paterson
    Rhinocladiella; D. Liu
    Trichophyton; S.C.-A. Chen, D. Ellis, T.C. Sorrell, and W. Meyer
    Veronaea; D. Liu
    Acremonium; D. Liu, X. Du, and S. Weining
    Beauveria; D. Liu
    Chaetomium; D. Liu and R.R.M. Paterson
    Colletotrichum; M.R. Shivaprakash, A. Baghela, and A. Chakrabarti
    Cylindrocarpon; D. Liu
    Fusarium; P. Manikandan, L. Galgóczy, K. Panneer Selvam, C. Subramanian Shobana, S. Kocsubé, C. Vágvölgyi, V. Narendran, and L. Kredics
    Microascus, including Scopulariopsis; J. Issakainen and D. Liu
    Myceliophthora and Thielavia; D. Liu
    Neocosmospora; P. Manikandan, C. Vágvölgyi, V. Narendran, K. Panneer Selvam, and L. Kredics
    Ochroconis; A. Sano and K. Yarita
    Phaeoacremonium; L. Galgóczy, L. Kovács, T. Papp, and C.Vágvölgyi
    Phialemonium; D. Liu and R.R.M. Paterson
    Pseudallescheria and Scedosporium; A. Alastruey-Izquierdo, M. V. Castelli, L. Bernal-Martinez, and J.L. Rodríguez Tudela
    Sarcopodium; D. Liu and R.R.M. Paterson
    Sporothrix and Sporotrichosis; C. Toriello, M. del Rocío Reyes-Montes, A. Pérez-Torres, and A. Pérez-Mejía
    Stachybotrys ; D. Liu and R.R.M. Paterson
    Trichoderma; L. Kredics, L. Hatvani, L. Manczinger, C. Vágvölgyi, and Z. Antal
    Verticillium; M.P. Pantou and M.A. Typas
    Candida; P.L. White, M.D. Perry, and R.A. Barnes
    Debaryomyces; M.J. Andrade, M. Rodríguez, E. Bermúdez, F. Núñez, M.A. Asensio, and J.J. Córdoba
    Geotrichum; S. D’Arezzo, P. Visca, and C. Girmenia
    Kluyveromyces; D. Liu
    Pichia and Kodamaea; D. Liu
    Pneumocystis; S.M. Taylor and S.R. Meshnick
    Saccharomyces cerevisiae; F. Rossi and S.Torriani
    and Hormographiella; Liu and R.R.M. Paterson
    Cryptococcus; M. Cogliati, A.M. Tortorano, and M.A. Viviani
    Malassezia; T. Sugita, M. Tajima, H. Tsubuku, M. Miyamoto, Z. Enshi, R. Tsuboi, M. Takashima, Y. Ishibashi, and A. Nishikawa
    D. Libkind
    Schizophyllum; S. Cassaing, M.-D. Linas, and A. Berry
    Sporobolomyces; D. Liu
    Trichosporon; T. Sugita, R. Ikeda, A. Nishikawa, M. Takashima, N. Mekha, N. Poonwan, A. Kalkanci, and S. Kustimur
    Ustilago and Pseudozyma; D. Liu
    Wallemia; D. Liu
    Entomohpthoromycotina and Mucoromyotina
    A. Chakrabarti, S. Sekhar Chatterjee, and V.K. George
    Cokeromyces; D. Liu
    Cunninghamella; N.L. Wengenack and D.J. Hata
    Entomophthorales; J.E. Rothhardt, V.U. Schwartze, and K. Voigt
    Lichtheimia (Absidia-Like Fungi); K. Hoffmann and K. Voigt
    Mortierella; T. Papp, K. Hoffmann, I. Nyilasi, T. Petkovits, L. Wagner, C. Vágvölgyi, and K. Voigt
    Mucor; P.C. Iwen
    Rhizopus; D. Liu and F.W. Austin
    Rhizomucor; T. Papp, I. Nyilasi, M. Takó, L.G. Nagy, and C. Vágvölgyi
    Saksenaea; E. Dannaoui
    Syncephalastrum; D. Liu
    (Brachiola); G.S. Visvesvara and L. Xiao
    Encephalitozoon; D. Liu and E.S. Didier
    Enterocytozoon; J.J. Verweij and D. Liu
    Nosema, Vittaforma, and Microsporidium; D. Liu
    Pleistophora and Trachipleistophora; D. Liu
    Oomycota, Chlorophyta, and Mesomycetozoea
    T. Krajaejun, B. Sathapatayavongs, and T.D. Sullivan
    Prototheca; U.H.Roesler
    Rhinosporidium; S.N. Arseculeratne
    Panfungal and Drug Resistance Detection
    Nucleic Acid-Based Panfungal Detection; S. Preuner and T. Lion
    Molecular Characterization of Fungal Drug Resistance; M. Sanguinetti, B. Posteraro, and P. Posteraro


    Dongyou Liu, Ph.D. has worked in research and clinical laboratories in Australia and the United States, focusing on molecular characterization and virulence determination of microbial pathogens such as human hydatid tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus), ovine footrot bacterium (Dichelobacter nodosus), dermatophyte fungi (Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton), and listeriae (Listeria species). He is the senior author of over 50 original research and review articles in various international journals as well as the editor of several recent biomedical books.