Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens

Dongyou Liu

June 17, 2011 by CRC Press
Reference - 958 Pages - 97 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439812402 - CAT# K10626


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  • Provides comprehensive coverage of human-pathogenic fungal organisms
  • Gives an authoritative summary of classification, epidemiology, clinical features, and diagnosis of major human fungal pathogens
  • Presents an in-depth review of state-of-the-art molecular detection and identification methods for human fungal pathogens
  • Includes a judicious selection of streamlined, ready-to-use protocols (including commercial kits) for major human fungal pathogens


The large number of molecular protocols available creates a dilemma for those attempting to adopt the most appropriate for streamlined identification and detection of fungal pathogens of interest. Molecular Detection of Human Fungal Pathogens provides a reliable and comprehensive resource relating the molecular detection and identification of major human fungal pathogens.

This volume contains expert contributions from international mycologists involved in fungal pathogen research and diagnosis. Following a similar format throughout, each chapter comprises:

  • A brief review of the classification, epidemiology, clinical features, and diagnosis of one or a group of related fungal species
  • An outline of clinical sample collection and preparation procedures
  • A selection of representative stepwise molecular detection protocols
  • A discussion on further research requirements for improving the diagnosis

The book offers an indispensable tool for medical, veterinary, and industrial laboratory scientists working in the area of fungal determination. It also constitutes a convenient textbook for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in microbiology and is an essential guide for upcoming and experienced laboratory scientists wishing to acquire and polish their skills in molecular diagnosis of fungal diseases.


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