Questions in Medical Mycology - Ask the Expert

March 16, 20113comments

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May 16, 2011 at 1:27 PM

What is actually Medical Mycology is it is kind of a new term to me?

May 18, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Medical Mycology is a branch of Microbiology deals with fungal infections and their treatment.
Eg. Dermatophytosis - Fungal infection of skin, hair, and nail caused by Dermatophytes.

February 10, 2012 at 4:15 AM

Why is it when one performs sequencing or some other form of biological identification of a fungus, that the fungus identifies as some sort of "teleomorph"? For example, if I'm growing up a yeast that I suspect is Cryptococcus neoformans, and I sequence it to be sure, why is it that the sequence becomes homologous to "Filobasidiella neoformans"? I will then search Filobasidiella neoformans, and all searches will tell me that Filobasidiella IS Cryptococcus. Why are there multiple names for the same thing? Another example: Arthroderma benhamiae and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. Blastomyces dermatitidis and Ajellomyces dermatitidis. Any help would be appreciated.

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