Black aspergilli: A remaining challenge in fungal taxonomy?

Last updated on 22-1-2019 by Elizabet D'hooge

Peer reviewed scientific article (Med Mycol)

English

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Abstract:

Aspergillus section Nigri is a taxonomically difficult but medically and economically important group. In this study, an update of the taxonomy of A. section Nigri strains within the BCCM/IHEM collection has been conducted. The identification accuracy of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was tested and the antifungal susceptibilities of clinical isolates were evaluated. A total of 175 strains were molecularly analyzed. Three regions were amplified (ITS, benA, and caM) and a multi-locus phylogeny of the combined loci was created by us…

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