Molecular and phenotypic description of Coccidioides Posadasii sp nov., previously recognized as the non-California population of Coccidioides immitis

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Title: Molecular and phenotypic description of Coccidioides Posadasii sp nov., previously recognized as the non-California population of Coccidioides immitis
Author(s): Fisher MC
Koenig GL
White TJ
Taylor JT
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Coccidioides posadasii sp. nov., formerly known as non-California (non-CA) Coccidioides immitis, is described. Phylogenetic analyses using single nucleotide polymorphisms, genes, and microsatellites show that C. posadasii represents a divergent, genetically recombining monophyletic clade. Coccidioides posadasii can be distinguished from C. immitis by numerous DNA polymorphisms, and we show how either of two microsatellite loci may be used as diagnostic markers for this species. Growth experiments show that C. posadasii has significantly slower growth rates on high-salt media when compared with C. immitis, suggesting that other phenotypic characters may exist.
Content Version: Published version
Publication Date: 27-Jul-2002
Citation: MYCOLOGIA Vol.( 94 ) No.( ) pp 73 - 84
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/4213
Publisher Link: http://www.mycologia.org/cgi/content/abstract/94/1/73
ISSN: 0027-5514
Start Page: 73
End Page: 84
Copyright Statement: © 2002 by The Mycological Society of America, Lawrence, KS 66044-8897
Edition: 1
Volume: 94
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