Paracoccidioides brasiliensis

  • Felipe San-Blas
  • Gioconda San-Blas


Although it has been nearly 80 years since the dimorphic nature of Paracoccidiodes brasiliensis was first described by Lutz (1908), our knowledge of the biological events that take place in this process has been acquired very slowly, and even today many important questions remain unanswered. The emphasis of research on dimorphism has been mostly on the terminal effects, mainly changes in cell-wall structure and composition; the nature of the primary reactions leading to the manifestation of these terminal effects is still unknown.


Yeast Cell Wall Mycelial Form Particulate Preparation Glucan Synthesis Mycelial Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Felipe San-Blas
    • 1
  • Gioconda San-Blas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Cellular BiologyVenezuelan Institute of Scientific Investigations (I.V.I.C.)CaracasVenezuela

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