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Fonsecaea pedrosoi.jpg
Conidiophores of Fonsecaea pedrosoi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Eurotiomycetes
Order: Chaetothyriales
Family: Herpotrichiellaceae
Genus: Fonsecaea
Type species
Fonsecaea pedrosoi
(Brumpt) Negroni (1936)

F. brasiliensis[1]
F. monophora
F. multimorphosa[2]
F. nubica[3]
F. pedrosoi

Fonsecaea is a genus of fungi in the family Herpotrichiellaceae. The type species, Fonsecaea pedrosoi, is associated with the disease chromoblastomycosis.[4]


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  2. ^ Najafzadeh MJ, Vicente VA, Meis JF, de Hoog GS. (2010). "Fonsecaea multimorphosa sp. nov, a new opportunistic species of Chaetothyriales isolated from a feline cerebral abscess". Fungal Biology. 115: 1066–1076. PMID 21944218. doi:10.1016/j.funbio.2011.06.007. 
  3. ^ Najafzadeh MJ, Sun J, Vicente V, Xi L, van den Ende AH, de Hoog GS. (2010). "Fonsecaea nubica sp. nov, a new agent of human chromoblastomycosis revealed using molecular data". Medical Mycology. 48 (6): 800–806. doi:10.3109/13693780903503081. 
  4. ^ de Andrade TS, Cury AE, de Castro LG, Hirata MH, Hirata RD. (2007). "Rapid identification of Fonsecaea by duplex polymerase chain reaction in isolates from patients with chromoblastomycosis". Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 57 (3): 267–272. PMID 17338941. doi:10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2006.08.024. 

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