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- Fonseca, ãéÁlvaro, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- mBio 2015 v.6 no.1 pp. e02250-14
- DNA; Pneumocystis carinii; Schizosaccharomyces pombe; Taphrina deformans; fungi; genes; genomics; heterothallism; homothallism; host specificity; hosts; humans; immunocompromised population; loci; lungs; parasites; patients; plant pathogens; pneumonia; polymerase chain reaction; rats; sexual reproduction
- ... Pneumocystis species are fungal parasites of mammal lungs showing host specificity. Pneumocystis jirovecii colonizes humans and causes severe pneumonia in immunosuppressed individuals. In the absence of in vitro cultures, the life cycle of these fungi remains poorly known. Sexual reproduction probably occurs, but the system of this process and the mating type ( MAT ) genes involved are not charact ...
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