Importance of Resolving Fungal Nomenclature: the Case of Multiple Pathogenic Species in the Cryptococcus Genus

dc.contributor.authorHagen, Ferry
dc.contributor.authorLumbsch, H. Thorsten
dc.contributor.authorArsic Arsenijevic, Valentina
dc.contributor.authorBadali, Hamid
dc.contributor.authorBertout, Sebastien
dc.contributor.authorBillmyre, R. Blake
dc.contributor.authorBragulat, M. Rosa
dc.contributor.authorCabañes, F. Javier
dc.contributor.authorCarbia, Mauricio
dc.contributor.authorChakrabarti, Arunaloke
dc.contributor.authorChaturvedi, Sudha
dc.contributor.authorChaturvedi, Vishnu
dc.contributor.authorChen, Min
dc.contributor.authorChowdhary, Anuradha
dc.contributor.authorColom, Maria-Francisca
dc.contributor.authorCornely, Oliver A.
dc.contributor.authorCrous, Pedro W.
dc.contributor.authorCuétara, Maria S.
dc.contributor.authorDiaz, Mara R.
dc.contributor.authorEspinel-Ingroff, Ana
dc.contributor.authorFakhim, Hamed
dc.contributor.authorFalk, Rama
dc.contributor.authorFang, Wenjie
dc.contributor.authorHerkert, Patricia F.
dc.contributor.authorFerrer Rodríguez, Consuelo
dc.contributor.authorFraser, James A.
dc.contributor.authorGené, Josepa
dc.contributor.authorGuarro, Josep
dc.contributor.authorIdnurm, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorIllnait-Zaragozi, María-Teresa
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Ziauddin
dc.contributor.authorKhayhan, Kantarawee
dc.contributor.authorKolecka, Anna
dc.contributor.authorKurtzman, Cletus P.
dc.contributor.authorLagrou, Katrien
dc.contributor.authorLiao, Wanqing
dc.contributor.authorLinares, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorMeis, Jacques F.
dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Kirsten
dc.contributor.authorNyazika, Tinashe K.
dc.contributor.authorPan, Weihua
dc.contributor.authorPekmezovic, Marina
dc.contributor.authorPolacheck, Itzhack
dc.contributor.authorPosteraro, Brunella
dc.contributor.authorde Queiroz Telles Filho, Flavio
dc.contributor.authorRomeo, Orazio
dc.contributor.authorSánchez, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorSampaio, Ana
dc.contributor.authorSanguinetti, Maurizio
dc.contributor.authorSriburee, Pojana
dc.contributor.authorSugita, Takashi
dc.contributor.authorTaj-Aldeen, Saad J.
dc.contributor.authorTakashima, Masako
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, John W.
dc.contributor.authorTheelen, Bart
dc.contributor.authorTomazin, Rok
dc.contributor.authorVerweij, Paul E.
dc.contributor.authorWahyuningsih, Retno
dc.contributor.authorWang, Ping
dc.contributor.authorBoekhout, Teun
dc.description.abstractCryptococcosis is a major fungal disease caused by members of the Cryptococcus gattii and Cryptococcus neoformans species complexes. After more than 15 years of molecular genetic and phenotypic studies and much debate, a proposal for a taxonomic revision was made. The two varieties within C. neoformans were raised to species level, and the same was done for five genotypes within C. gattii. In a recent perspective (K. J. Kwon-Chung et al., mSphere 2:e00357-16, 2017, ), it was argued that this taxonomic proposal was premature and without consensus in the community. Although the authors of the perspective recognized the existence of genetic diversity, they preferred the use of the informal nomenclature “C. neoformans species complex” and “C. gattii species complex.” Here we highlight the advantage of recognizing these seven species, as ignoring these species will impede deciphering further biologically and clinically relevant differences between them, which may in turn delay future clinical advances.en_US
dc.description.departmentMolecular Microbiology and Immunologyen_US
dc.identifier.citationHagen, F., Lumbsch, H. T., Arsenijevic, V. A., Badali, H., Bertout, S., Billmyre, R. B., . . . Boekhout, T. (2017). Importance of Resolving Fungal Nomenclature: the Case of Multiple Pathogenic Species in the Cryptococcus Genus. mSphere, 2(4), 10.1128/msphere.00238-00217. doi:doi:10.1128/msphere.00238-17en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society for Microbiologyen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectspecies delimitationen_US
dc.titleImportance of Resolving Fungal Nomenclature: the Case of Multiple Pathogenic Species in the Cryptococcus Genusen_US


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