Human Fungal Pathogen Identification

Methods and Protocols

  • Thomas Lion

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1508)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introductory Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David A. Enoch, Huina Yang, Sani H. Aliyu, Christianne Micallef
      Pages 17-65
    3. Thomas Lehrnbecher, Karsten Becker, Andreas H. Groll
      Pages 67-84
    4. Michaela Lackner, Cornelia Lass-Flörl
      Pages 85-105
    5. Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi, Haleh Rafati, Macit Ilkit, Ali Tolooe, Mohammad T. Hedayati, Paul Verweij
      Pages 107-139
    6. Michael G. Lorenz, Michael Lustig, Marina Linow
      Pages 141-150
  3. Host Susceptibility and Defense

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Cristina Cunha, Samuel M. Gonçalves, Agostinho Carvalho
      Pages 153-165
  4. Screening Approaches to Fungal Pathogen Detection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Renate Kain
      Pages 185-193
    3. Birgit Willinger
      Pages 195-207
    4. Barbora Weinbergerova, Iva Kocmanova, Zdenek Racil, Jiri Mayer
      Pages 209-221
    5. P. Lewis White, Rosemary A. Barnes
      Pages 223-247
    6. Stefan Czurda, Thomas Lion
      Pages 249-255
    7. Jan Springer, Jürgen Löffler
      Pages 267-279
    8. Uwe Himmelreich, Tania C. Sorrell, Heide-Marie Daniel
      Pages 289-304
    9. Fainareti N. Zervou, Ioannis M. Zacharioudakis, Jaclynn Kurpewski, Eleftherios Mylonakis
      Pages 305-319
  5. Identification of Fungal Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Filomena Nogueira, Fabian Istel, Leonel Pereira, Michael Tscherner, Karl Kuchler
      Pages 339-359
    3. Christian Grumaz, Philipp Kirstahler, Kai Sohn
      Pages 361-383
  6. Drug Resistance Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Brunella Posteraro, Antonietta Vella, Elena De Carolis, Maurizio Sanguinetti
      Pages 413-421
    3. Brunella Posteraro, Antonietta Vella, Elena De Carolis, Maurizio Sanguinetti
      Pages 423-435
  7. Novel Experimental Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. Andreas Kühbacher, Kai Sohn, Anke Burger-Kentischer, Steffen Rupp
      Pages 439-449
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 451-453

About this book


This detailed volume presents timely and authoritative content offering a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in fungal diagnostics. Moreover, it addresses on-going developments expected to provide a basis for targeted treatment strategies resulting in improved outcome of invasive mycoses. The knowledge of host-related predisposing factors and stratified treatment options facilitating timely onset of adequate antifungal therapy are critical for successful clinical management and outcome of invasive fungal disease (IFD), requiring not only rapid diagnosis of a fungal infection and identification of the causative species, but also assessment of pathogen/host factors related to pathogenicity, susceptibility, and response to treatment. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and practical, Human Fungal Pathogen Identification: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal reference for researchers investigating the ever-growing worldwide healthcare problems involving fungal infections.


Invasive fungal disease (IFD) Fungal infections Antifungal therapy Pathogenicity prediction Clinical drug resistance Invasive mycoses

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Lion
    • 1
  1. 1.Children’s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI)St.Anna KinderkrebsforschungViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6513-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6515-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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