Neotypification of the genusTrichosporon
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- Guého, E., de Hoog, G.S. & Smith, M.T. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1992) 61: 285. doi:10.1007/BF00713937
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The currently accepted type species of the genusTrichosporon Behrend isT. beigelii. This species has formerly been regarded as identical toT. cutaneum. However, these fungi are now known to represent separate species with different ecology. The first species described inTrichosporon wasT. ovoides, an agent of human white piedra. A neotype strain is designated for this species, while a lectotype strain is indicated forT. cutaneum. The nameT. beigelii is considered as doubtful and consequently cannot be maintained.