dematiaceous fungi

de·mat·i·a·ceous fun·gi

dark fungi that form melanin.
[Mod. L. Dematium (genus name), fr. g. demation, fine strand, fr. dema, band, fr. deō, to bind + suffix -aceous, characterized by]

de·mat·i·a·ceous fun·gi

(dē-mat'ē-ā'shŭs fŭng'gī)
Dark fungi that form melanin.
[Mod. L. Dematium (genus name), fr. g. demation, fine strand, fr. dema, band, fr. deō, to bind + suffix -aceous, characterized by]
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Originally thought to arise solely from Aspergillus infection, AFRS has been shown to involve dematiaceous fungi, including Bipolaris, Curvularia, Exserohilum, and Alternaria spp, in 67% of cases.
Nevertheless, fungal infection of the eye is increasing, most notably by the species of Fusarium, Aspergillus, Candida, and dematiaceous fungi.
1989, "Physiological characteristics of environmental isolates of pathogenic dematiaceous fungi," Mycoses, 32, pp.
The images can be searched in the following categories: algae, dematiaceous fungi, dermatophytes, dimorphic fungi, filamentous bacteria, hyaline fungi, pnemnocystis, yeast and yeast-like organisms, and the zygomycetes.
One of the clinical syndromes associated with various species of dematiaceous fungi increasingly being seen is phaeohyphomycosis.
In vitro fungicidal activities of voriconazole, itraconazole, and amphotericin B against opportunistic moniliaceous and dematiaceous fungi.
melanigenum is considered among this group of dematiaceous fungi (Bolignano and Criseo 2003).
In 1989, Robson et al (6) proposed the term allergic fungal sinusitis, because they identified dematiaceous fungi instead of Aspergillus species in their patient.
His primary area of research deals with the pathogenesis of indoor mould related disease and the biosystematics and morphogenesis of pleomorphic dematiaceous fungi that cause opportunistic mycotic infections.
Fungal organisms in the surgical specimens can be identified using Gomori methenamine-silver stain, but this does not aid in distinguishing the dematiaceous fungi from Aspergillus or Zygomycetes species.