Dimorphic fungus

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Dimorphic fungi are fungi which can exist as mold/hyphal/filamentous form[1] or as yeast. An example is Penicillium marneffei:[2]

Several species are potential pathogens, including Coccidioides immitis,[3] Paracoccidioides brasiliensis,[3] Candida albicans,[4] Ustilago maydis,[4] Blastomyces dermatitidis, Histoplasma capsulatum, Sporothrix schenckii, and Emmonsia sp.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fungi". Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  2. ^ Chandler JM, Treece ER, Trenary HR, et al. (2008). "Protein profiling of the dimorphic, pathogenic fungus, Penicillium marneffei". Proteome Sci 6 (1): 17. doi:10.1186/1477-5956-6-17. PMC 2478645. PMID 18533041. 
  3. ^ a b "Dimorphic Fungi". Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  4. ^ a b Sánchez-martínez, Cristina; Pérez-martín, José (2001). "Dimorphism in fungal pathogens: Candida albicans and Ustilago maydis—similar inputs, different outputs". Current Opinion in Microbiology 4 (2): 214–221. doi:10.1016/S1369-5274(00)00191-0. PMID 11282479. 
  5. ^ Kenyon, M.D., Ph.D., Chris; Kim Bonorchis, M.Med., Craig Corcoran, F.C.Path., Graeme Meintjes, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Locketz, M.Med.Path., Rannakoe Lehloenya, F.C.Derm., Hester F. Vismer, Ph.D., Preneshni Naicker, M.D., Hans Prozesky, M.Med., Marelize van Wyk, Ph.D., Colleen Bamford, M.Med., Moira du Plooy, Gail Imrie, Sipho Dlamini, M.D., Andrew M. Borman, Ph.D., Robert Colebunders, M.D., Ph.D., Cedric P. Yansouni, M.D., Marc Mendelson, M.D., Ph.D., and Nelesh P. Govender, M.D. (October 10, 2013). "A Dimorphic Fungus Causing Disseminated Infection in South Africa". The New England Journal of Medicine (N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1416-1424). doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1215460. Retrieved October 10, 2013.