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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 4/22/2013.

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The first edition of this book was a highly successful manual self-published by the Public Health Laboratory Service (now the Health Protection Agency) in 1996. It was designed to assist in the identification of over 100 of the most significant fungi of medical importance. In this it has proved popular with medical laboratories in the UK and overseas, possibly because, unlike several of its competitors, it has emphasised points of differential distinction between related groups of species. Since its publication 11 years ago, there are now new changes in the names of some of the fungi and several other fungi have come into prominence as causes of infection. The information on antifungal drugs has become outdated and a second edition will allow these changes to be made as it will be completely revised and updated throughout. The original edition was illustrated solely by line drawings of the microscopic appearance. The appearance of the fungal colonies on the agar plate, an important aspect of laboratory identification, was alluded to only by text descriptions. It is proposed to improve the presentation by the addition of colour photographs of colonies, as well as photographs of the key microscopic morphological features. The organisms described will be grouped in chapters according to the spore-bearing structures produced in culture, rather than ordered on an alphabetical basis. Every organism will be illustrated and its colonial, macroscopic and microscopic appearance described. Differential diagnosis details will be given for each organism on the basis of both colonial appearance and microscopic characteristics for the organisms described. High quality, four colour digital images wil be incorporated throughout.

Author Biography

Colin K. Campbell, Health Protection Agency Mycology Reference Laboratory, Bristol, UK (retired)

Elizabeth M. Johnson, Health Protection Agency Mycology Reference Laboratory, Bristol, UK

David W. Warnock, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; life histories of the major groups of fungi and their spore types

2. Identification of moulds; laboratory aspects of growing and examining moulds

3. Moulds with aleuriospores I. The dermatophytes

- Microsporum canis

- Microsporum equinum

- Microsporum gypseum

- Microsporum fulvum

- Epidermophyton floccosum

- Trichophyston terrestre

- Microsporum persicolor

- Trichophyton equinum

- Trichophyton erinacei

- Trichophyton mentagrophytes

- Trichophyton interdigitale

- Trichophyton rubrum

- Trichophyton rubrum (granular form)

- Trichophyton tonsurans

- Trichophyton soudanense

- Microsporum audouinnii

- Trichophyton schoenleinii

- Trichophyton verrucosum

- Trichophyton violaceum

- Trichophyton concentricum

- Other Microsporum and Trichophyton species

4. Moulds with aleuriospores II. Others

- Geomyces pannorm

- Chrysosporium keratinophilum

- Myceliophthora thermophia

- Histoplasma capsulatum

- Blastomyces dermatitidis

- Paracoccidioides brasiliensis

5. Moulds with holoblastic conidia

- Aureobasidium pullulans

- Sporothrix schenckii

- Cladophialophora carrionii

- Cladophialophora bantiana

- Cladosporium sphaerospermum

- Cladosporium herbarum

- Cladosporium cladosporioides

- Fonsecaea pedrosoi

- Rhinocladiella atrovirens

- Ramichloridium mackenziei

- Ochroconis gallopava

- Alternaria alternata

- Ulocladium chartarum

- Curvularia lunata

- Bipolaris hawaiiensis

- Bipolaris australiensis

- Exserohilum rostratum

- Exserohilum longirostratum

- Exserohilum mcginnisii

6. Moulds with enteroblastic conidia adhering in chains

- Asergillus flavus

- Aspergillus fumigatus

- Aspergillus glaucus

- Aspergillus nidulans

- Aspergillus versicolour

- Aspergillus ustus

- Aspergillus niger

- Aspergillus terreus

- Aspergillus cadidus

- Penicillium marneffei

- Scopulariopsis brevicaulis

- Paecilomyces lilacinus

- Paecilomyces variotii

7. Moulds with enteroblastic conidia adhering in wet masses

- Cylindrocarpon lichenicola

- Fusarium dimerum

- Fusarium semitectum

- Fusarium moniliforme

- Fusarium oxysporum

- Fusarium solani

- Acremonium strictum

- Acremonium kiliense

- Lecythophora mutabilis

- Lecythophora hoffmannii

- Phialemonium spp.

- Scedosporium prolificans

- Scedosporium apiospermum

- Phialophora parasitica

- Phialophora richardsiae

- Phialophora verrucosa

- Phaeoannellomyces werneckii

- Exophiala spinifera

- Exophiala dermatitidis

- Exophiala jeanselmei

8. Mucoraceous moulds and their relatives

- Cunninghamella bertholletiae

- Absidia corymbifera

- Rhizomucor pusillus

- Mucor circinelloides

- Rhizopus microsporus

- Rhizopus arrhizus

- Rhizopus stolonifer

- Mucor hiemalis

- Mucor racemosus

- Basidiobolus ranarum

- Conidiobolus coronatus

- Pythium insidiosum

- Apophysomyces elegans

- Saksenaea vasiformis

- Morierella wolfii

9. Miscellaneous moulds

- Aphanoascus fulvescens

- Monascus ruber

- Chaetomium globosum

- Phoma herbarum

- Myxotrichum deflexum

- Schizophyllum commune

- Leptosphaeria senegalensis

- Neotstudina rosatii

- Piedraia hortae

- Lasiodiplodia theobromae

- Pyrenochaeta romeroi

- Pyrenochaeta unguis-hominis

- Madurella mycetomatis

- Madurella grisea

11. Identification of yeasts

- Candida albicans

- Candida tropicalis

- Candida krusei

- Candida lipolytica

- Candida kefyr

- Candida lusitaniae

- Candida parapsilosis

- Candida pelliculosa

- Candida glabrata

- Candida guilliermondii

- Cryptococcus neoformans

- Rhodotorula glutinis

- Saccharomyces cerevisiae

- Geotrichum candidum

- Blastoschizomyces capitatus

- Trichosporon beigelii

- Malassezia furfur

- Malassezia pachydermatis-


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