Author(s): Madrid H, Cano J, Gen J, Bonifaz A, Toriello C,
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Abstract Sporothrix globosa, reported from the USA, Europe, and Asia, is a recently described pathogenic species morphologically similar to Sporothrix schenckii. In this study, the phylogenetic affinities of 32 clinical and environmental isolates morphologically identified as S. schenckii, from Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia, were assessed by cladistic analysis of partial sequences of the calmodulin gene using the maximum parsimony and neighbor-joining methods. The study revealed that one out of 25 isolates from Mexico (4\%), one out of three isolates from Guatemala (33.3\%), and two out of four isolates from Colombia (50\%) belonged to S. globosa, while the other isolates belonged to S. schenckii sensu stricto. This is the first record of S. globosa from Mexico, and Central and South America.
This article was published in Rev Iberoam Micol
and referenced in Fungal Genomics & Biology