Histoplasma

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Histoplasma
Histoplasma pas-d.jpg
Histoplasma (bright red, small, circular). PAS diastase stain.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
Class: Eurotiomycetes
Order: Onygenales
Family: Onygenaceae
Genus: Histoplasma
Samuel Taylor Darling, 1906
Species

Histoplasma capsulatum
Histoplasma duboisii

Histoplasma is a genus of dimorphic fungi commonly found in bird and bat fecal material.[1] Histoplasma contains a few species, including—H. capsulatum—the causative agent of histoplasmosis;[2] and Histoplasma capsulatum var. farciminosum (old term, Histoplasma farciminosum), causing epizootic lymphangitis in horses.[3] Histoplasma capsulatum is most prevalent in the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys. It was discovered by Samuel Taylor Darling in 1906.

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  1. ^ McGinnis MR, Tyring SK (1996). Introduction to Mycology. In: Baron's Medical Microbiology (Baron S et al., eds.) (4th ed. ed.). Univ of Texas Medical Branch. (via NCBI Bookshelf) ISBN 0-9631172-1-1. 
  2. ^ Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed. ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9. 
  3. ^ OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals 2004 Chapter 2.5.13, [1]

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