Review of methods for the identification of zygomycetes with an emphasis on advances in molecular diagnostics

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Zygomycosis is a rapidly emerging fungal infection caused by the zygomycetes. The identification of specific species in the clinical laboratory using phenotypic methods is difficult. This article provides a generalized review on the current classification and diagnostic aspects of the zygomycetes with an emphasis on the application of molecular techniques for identification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-266
Number of pages7
JournalLaboratory medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2011



  • AP infectious disease
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular diagnostics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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