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1st Edition

Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens

Edited By

Dongyou Liu

ISBN 9781439812402
Published June 17, 2011 by CRC Press
958 Pages 97 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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
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

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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.