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- Mariana G. Graça; Inneke M. van der Heijden; Lauro Perdigão; Cleison Taira; Silvia F. Costa; Anna S. Levin
- Journal of microbiological methods 2016 v.123 pp. 39-43
- DNA; Fusarium; detection limit; fungi; neutropenia; patients; polymerase chain reaction; water pollution
- ... Fusarium is a waterborne fungus that causes severe infections especially in patients with prolonged neutropenia. Traditionally, the detection of Fusarium in water is done by culturing which is difficult and time consuming. A faster method is necessary to prevent exposure of susceptible patients to contaminated water. The objective of this study was to develop a molecular technique for direct detec ...