Fonsecaea pedrosoi

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Fonsecaea pedrosoi
Fonsecaea pedrosoi.jpg
Conidiophores of Fonsecaea pedrosoi from slide culture on Modified Leonian's agar.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Incertae sedis
Order: Incertae sedis
Family: Incertae sedis
Genus: Fonsecaea
Species: F. pedrosoi
Binomial name
Fonsecaea pedrosoi
(Brumpt) Negroni (1936)

Fonsecaea pedrosoi is a species of fungus in the genus Fonsecaea. First described in 1922 as Hormodendrum pedrosoi by Émile Josef Alexander Brumpt, it is known from South America.

It can be associated with chromoblastomycosis.[1]


  1. ^ Nóbrega JP, Rosemberg S, Adami AM, Heins-Vaccari EM, Lacaz Cda S, de Brito T (2003). "Fonsecaea pedrosoi cerebral phaeohyphomycosis ("chromoblastomycosis"): first human culture-proven case reported in Brazil". Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo 45 (4): 217–20. doi:10.1590/s0036-46652003000400008. PMID 14502350. 

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