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Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens

1st Edition

Edited by Dongyou Liu

CRC Press

958 pages | 97 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

Introductory Remarks; D. Liu


Alternaria; 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


Coprinopsis 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

Rhodotorula; 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

Apophysomyces; 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


Anncaliia (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

Pythium; 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


About the Editor

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.

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MEDICAL / Public Health
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
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