A critical analysis of isolation of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis from soil

A critical analysis of isolation of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis from soil

Author Franco, Marcello Fabiano de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bagagli, E. Google Scholar
Scapolio, S. Google Scholar
Lacaz, C. D. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Abstract The present review is a critical analysis of positive and negative reports of the isolation of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis from soil. the strains isolated from soil or soil-contaminated material (dogfood, penguin feces) by Batista et al. in Recife, Brazil, Negroni in the Argentinian Chaco, Albornoz in rural Venezuela, Silva-Vergara et al, in Ibia, Brazil, Ferreira et al, in Uberlandia, Brazil, and Gezuele et al. at the Uruguayan base in the Antarctic region, presented mycological characteristics consistent with P. brasiliensis. in most of these studies, morphological characterization was complemented with an evaluation of virulence and antigenicity, and biochemical or molecular analysis. These isolations, therefore, can be considered true, supporting the concept of soil as an important element in the ecology of the pathogen. the large number of negative reports in attempts involving soil samples and the low repeatability of isolation of the fungus from the same area indicate that the specific conditions supporting growth of the pathogen in soil have not been fully clarified.
Keywords ecology
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
paracoccidioidomycosis
soil
Language English
Date 2000-06-01
Published in Medical Mycology. Oxford: B I O S Scientific Publishers Ltd, v. 38, n. 3, p. 185-191, 2000.
ISSN 1369-3786 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher B I O S Scientific Publishers Ltd
Extent 185-191
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/mmy.38.3.185.191
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000087916900001
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26324

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