Identification of Fusarium species involved in human infections by 28S rRNA gene sequencing36686

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Fusarium spp. have emerged as major opportunistic fungal agents. Since new antifungal agents exhibit variable activity against Fusarium isolates depending on the species, rapid identification at the species level is required. Conventional culture methods are difficult, fastidious, and sometimes inconclusive. In this work, we sequenced a 440-bp fragment encoding the 28S rRNA from 33 Fusarium isolates belonging to six Fusarium species associated with human infections. The data were then analyzed by the neighbor-joining method. By using distance matrix analysis and constructing the phylogram, …

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