Chapter 2 Diagnosis of Clinically Relevant Fungi in Medicine and Veterinary Sciences

Olivier Sparagano, Sam Foggett

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This review focuses on the most economically and epidemiologically important fungi affecting humans and animals. This paper will also summarize the different techniques, either molecular, based on nucleic acid and antibody analysis, or nonmolecular such as microscopy, culture, UV Wood';s lamp, radiology, and spectroscopy used to identify species or group of fungi assisting clinicians to take the best control approach to clear such infections. On the molecular side, the paper will review results on genome sequencing which can help colleagues to identify their own DNA/RNA tests if they are interested in the diagnostic of fungi in medicine and veterinary medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-52
Number of pages24
JournalAdvances in Applied Microbiology
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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