Molecular and phenotypic data supporting distinct species statuses for Scedosporium apiospermum and Pseudallescheria boydii and the proposed new species Scedosporium dehoogii

Fèlix Gilgado, Josep Cano, Josepa Gené, Deanna A. Sutton, Josep Guarro

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Based on the morphological, physiologic, and molecular (β-tubulin gene) study of 141 isolates of the Pseudallescheria boydii species complex (including several synonyms) and relatives, the new species Scedosporium dehoogii is proposed. Scedosporium apiospermum and P. boydii are considered two different species and the new name Scedosporium boydii is proposed for the anamorph of the latter species. A summary of the key morphological and physiological features for distinguishing the species of Pseudallescheria/ Scedosporium is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)766-771
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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