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Population Genetics of Pathogenic Fungi in Humans and Other Animals

Thomas G. Mitchell
from: Microbial Population Genetics (Edited by: Jianping Xu). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2010)


This article reviews the more common DNA-based markers that are used to genotype fungi, as well as other eukaryotes, and presents several examples of their application to elucidate the population genetics of mammalian pathogenic fungi. The most common fungal infections are briefly summarized to illustrate the issues that are routinely addressed by population genetics approaches. This exciting area of research is continually growing as the methods become more accessible and medical mycologists recognize the value of studying natural isolates of pathogenic fungi read more ...
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