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Crit Rev Microbiol. 1986;13(2):173-218.

Parasitic adaptation of pathogenic fungi to mammalian hosts.


Pathogenic fungi involved in medical and veterinary mycology can be classified in three different groups according to their level of adaptation to parasitism. Only a few species belonging to dermatophytes can be considered genuine parasites as opposed to molds or fungi involved in systemic mycoses. Ecological, ethological, biochemical, and immunological factors can play a role in preadaptation or adaptation to parasitic life and are discussed.

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