Pneumocystis Carinii: A Nomadic Taxon

  • Donald W. R. Mackenzie


Pneumocystis carinii was first described 80 years ago in Brazil by Chagas (1909), who considered it to be a sporogonous form of trypanosome. The agent was named by the Delanoes in France in 1914.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald W. R. Mackenzie
    • 1
  1. 1.Mycological Reference LaboratoryCentral Public Health LaboratoryLondonEngland

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