, Volume 75, Issue 3, pp 149–158 | Cite as

Isolation of Phialophora verrucosa and Fonsecaea pedrosoi from nature in Japan

  • T. Iwatsu
  • M. Miyaji
  • S. Okamoto


Seventeen strains of Phialophora verrucosa and one strain of Fonsecaea pedrosoi were isolated from natural sources such as rotting wood, pine bark, pine logs or soil in Japan. These saprophytic isolates were compared morphologically, biologically and serologically with human isolates and their virulence for rats was studied. There were no distinct differences between the isolates from the two sources.


Japan Bark Natural Source Distinct Difference Human Isolate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Iwatsu
    • 1
  • M. Miyaji
    • 2
  • S. Okamoto
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of DermatologyNarita Red Cross HospitalChibaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Food Hygiene, Research Institute for ChemobiodynamicsChiba UniversityChibaJapan
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyChiba University School of MedicineChibaJapan

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