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Recent advances in the molecular taxonomy of dermatophytes

Y. Gräser1, G.S. de Hoog2 and A.F.A. Kuijpers2

1Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene (Charité), Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany;
2Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Baarn, The Netherlands
The use of characteristics for species distinction in dermatophytes over the last century is outlined. On the basis of molecular data, three main groups are recognized, largely coinciding with ecology and clinical data less so with taxonomic borderlines. One group consists mainly of anthropophilic Trichophyton species; the mainly zoophilic Microsporum species are paraphyletic to this group. The geophilic species are highly diverse. Adaptation to the human host is accompanied by a gradual loss of sexuality.
 
 

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In: Kushwaha RKS, Guarro J (Eds.). Biology of Dermatophytes and other Keratinophilic Fungi.
Revista Iberoamericana de Micología, Bilbao, 2000.
 
 

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