Emerging agents of phaeohyphomycosis: Pathogenic species of Bipolaris and Exserohilum

M. R. McGinnis, M. G. Rinaldi, R. E. Winn

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Study of numerous living isolates of Bipolaris, Drechslera, Exserohilum, and Helminthosporium spp., as well as a mycological assessment of published case reports of phaeohyphomycosis attributed to these fungi, showed that Bipolaris australiensis, B. hawaiiensis, B. spicifera, Exserohilum longirostratum, E. mcginnisii, and E. rostratum are well-documented pathogens. Conidial shape, septation, and size, hilar characteristics, the origin of the germ tube from the basal cell and, to a lesser extent, from other conidial cells, and the sequence and location of the conidial septa are useful criteria for distinguishing these taxa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-259
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • Microbiology (medical)


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