Pathogenic Yeasts

  • Ruth Ashbee
  • Elaine M. Bignell

Part of the The Yeast Handbook book series (YEASTHDB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gary P. Moran, Brenda A. McManus, David C. Coleman, Derek J. Sullivan
    Pages 19-39
  3. Donna M. MacCallum
    Pages 41-67
  4. Julian R. Naglik, Bernhard Hube
    Pages 97-120
  5. Gordon Ramage, Eilidh Mowat, Craig Williams, Jose L. Lopez Ribot
    Pages 121-144
  6. Tihana Bicanic, Thomas Harrison
    Pages 145-165
  7. Thomas G. Mitchell, Anastasia P. Litvintseva
    Pages 167-190
  8. Man-Shun Fu, Rebecca A. Hall, Fritz A. Mühlschlegel
    Pages 191-208
  9. H. Ruth Ashbee, Annika Scheynius
    Pages 209-230
  10. Mary S. Mathews, H. Ruth Ashbee
    Pages 231-251
  11. F J Cabañes
    Pages 253-279
  12. Richard Barton
    Pages 281-309
  13. Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Juan Luis Rodriguez-Tudela
    Pages 311-326
  14. Sélène Ferrari, Dominique Sanglard
    Pages 327-358
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 359-365

About this book


Mycological studies of yeasts are entering a new phase, with the sequencing of multiple fungal genomes informing our understanding of their ability to cause disease and interact with the host. At the same time, the ongoing use of traditional methods in many clinical mycology laboratories continues to provide information for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. This volume reviews various aspects of pathogenic yeasts and what is known about their molecular and cellular biology and virulence, in addition to looking at clinical and laboratory findings. As each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field, this book summarizes in one volume much of the latest research on several pathogenic yeasts, including Candida, Cryptococcus, Malassezia and yeasts of emerging importance. The importance of laboratory diagnosis, antifungal susceptibility testing, antifungal resistance and yeast diseases in animals are reviewed.


biofilm candida cryptococcus environment evolution fungal genome mycology mycology, medical protein yeasts, pathogenic

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruth Ashbee
    • 1
  • Elaine M. Bignell
    • 2
  1. 1.Old Medical SchoolLeeds General InfirmaryLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Div. Investigative ScienceImperial College LondonLondon United Kingdom

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