Themistoklis K. Kourkoumpetis,
Herman A. Carneiro,
Jeffrey J. Coleman,
Fusarium species is a ubiquitous fungus that causes opportunistic infections. We present 26 cases of invasive fusariosis categorized according to the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycoses Study Group (EORTC/MSG) criteria of fungal infections. All cases (20 proven and 6 probable) were treated from January 2000 until January 2010. We also review 97 cases reported sinc...
David M Geiser,
Robert H Proctor,
Alejandro P Rooney,
Donald M Gardiner,
John M Manners,
Fusarium is a genus of filamentous fungi that contains many agronomically important plant pathogens, mycotoxin producers, and opportunistic human pathogens. Comparative analyses have revealed that the Fusarium genome is compartmentalized into regions responsible for primary metabolism and reproduction (core genome), and pathogen virulence, host specialization, and possibly other functions (adap...
:Applied and environmental microbiology1987
P M Scott,
H K Abbas,
C J Mirocha,
G A Lawrence,
Two strains of Fusarium sporotrichioides and one strain of F. culmorum were shown to produce the mycotoxin moniliformin in rice culture. Identification was by reverse-phase liquid chromatography, thin-layer chromatography, and mass spectrometry.
María Carmen Limón,
Many fungi of the genus Fusarium stand out for the complexity of their secondary metabolism. Individual species may differ in their metabolic capacities, but they usually share the ability to synthesize carotenoids, a family of hydrophobic terpenoid pigments widely distributed in nature. Early studies on carotenoid biosynthesis in Fusariumaquaeductuum have been recently extended in Fusarium fuj...
:Indian journal of medical microbiology2005
C S Subramaniyan,
An unusual manifestation of breast fusariosis was encountered in a 55-year-old female diabetic patient. Two fine needle aspirates (FNA) from the abscess were done at three days interval and they showed hyaline, septate, branched, fungal hyphae in 10% potassium hydroxide mount. Fungal infection was confirmed by demonstrating the fungal hyphae in the midst of lymphocytes, macrophages and neutroph...
:Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia2015
We report a case of keratitis in a female contact lens wearer, who developed a deep corneal abscess. The culture of a corneal biopsy scraping was positive for multiresistant Fusarium solani. The patient has a complicated clinical course and failed to respond to local and systemic antifungal treatment, requiring eye enucleation.
Fusarium keratitis may progress to severe ...
Despite intensive research, efforts to control Fusarium fungal infections and prevent or eliminate the presence of its mycotoxins in foods have not met with a great deal of success. Fusaria cause diseases, such as ear rot in corn and head blight and scab in wheat, that affect growth and yield of crops and were estimated to cause a loss of a billion dollars to wheat farmers in the USA in 1993. I...
:International journal of food microbiology2004
S S Klemsdal,
R L Mach,
H I Nirenberg,
R F Vogel,
An integrated systematic study was carried out to clarify the taxonomical position and relationship of Fusarium langsethiae to other taxa within the Fusarium section Sporotrichiella. Strains of this species were compared with strains of the closely related species Fusarium poae and Fusarium sporotrichioides using a composite dataset. This set consisted of DNA sequences derived from the ribosoma...
Paul E. Nelson,
Anne E. Desjardins,
Ronald D. Plattner,
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of fungi that are harmful to both animals and humans. Mycotoxicoses are diseases caused by the ingestion of foods or feeds made toxic by these fungal metabolites. Mycotoxins undoubtedly have presented a hazard to human and animal health for decades, and this threat only can become more important as the demand on the available food supply increases with the i...