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Phylogeny and Systematics of the Fungi With Special Reference to the Ascomycota and Basidiomycota
Fungal Allergy and Pathogenicity
  • Hasjorg Prillinger, Universität für Bodenkultur, Arbeitsgruppe Mykologie und Bodenmikrobiologie, Wien, Austria
  • Ksenija Lopandic, Universität für Bodenkultur, Arbeitsgruppe Mykologie und Bodenmikrobiologie, Wien, Austria
  • Wolfgang Schweigkofler, Universität für Bodenkultur, Arbeitsgruppe Mykologie und Bodenmikrobiologie, Wien, Austria
  • Robert Deak, Szent Istvan University, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Budapest, Hungary
  • Henk R. M. Aarts, State Institute for Quality Control of Agricultural Products, RIKILT, Wageningen-UR, The Netherlands
  • Robert Bauer, Universität Tübingen, Lehrstuhl spezielle Botanik und Mykologie, Tübingen, Germany
  • Katja Sterflinger, Universität für Bodenkultur, Arbeitsgruppe Mykologie und Bodenmikrobiologie, Wien, Austria
  • Gunther F. Kraus, Universität für Bodenkultur, Arbeitsgruppe Mykologie und Bodenmikrobiologie, Wien, Austria
  • Anna Maraz, Szent Istvan University, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Budapest, Hungary
Format
Contribution to a Book
Editor
M. Breitenbach, R. Crameri and S. B. Lehrer
Description
The importance of fungal organisms as allergens and pathogens has been increasing considerably over the last decade. This is due, on the one hand, to a general increase in the incidence of allergies, but also to the growing number of immunocompromized individuals such as AIDS patients or transplant recipients. This book summarizes what is currently known about the allergens of Candida, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Alternaria, Coprinus, and Psilocybe, among others, and describes the application of recombinant allergens for diagnosis and new forms of therapy. The virulence factors and defense mechanisms against Aspergillus and Candida infections are discussed as are the various causes of superficial skin infections with fungi and the aerobiology of fungal spores and mycelia. A comprehensive chapter on fungal toxins and their importance for human and animal health is included, followed by a summary of the present state of fungal genome sequencing. Finally, the now generally accepted new sequence-based systematics and phylogeny of allergenic and pathogenic fungi is presented. A glossary explains the highly specialized terminology of clinical and systematic mycology for the nonspecialist. Summarizing the most up-to-date molecular and clinical findings, this publication will be of interest not only to allergologists, mycologists and biologists, but to all clinicians who want to learn more about clinically important fungi as well as to lawyers concerned with lawsuits on 'sick building syndrome'.
ISBN
978-0585440552
Publication Date
1-1-2002
Publisher
Karger
Series
Chemical Immunology
Keywords
  • Fungi,
  • Mycoses,
  • Fungi classification
Disciplines
Citation Information
Hasjorg Prillinger, Ksenija Lopandic, Wolfgang Schweigkofler, Robert Deak, et al.. "Phylogeny and Systematics of the Fungi With Special Reference to the Ascomycota and Basidiomycota" Basel, New YorkFungal Allergy and Pathogenicity Vol. 81 (2002) p. 207 - 295
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wolfgang_schweigkofler/35/