Cryptococcus: From Human Pathogen to Model Yeast

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Joseph Heitman
ASM Press, 2011 - Medical - 620 pages
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The full range of scientific and clinical perspectives on Cryptococcus at your fingertips. Covers both the Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii species, examining in detail the life cycle, pathophysiology, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, epidemiology, immunology, and clinical management of this encapsulated yeast. Provides in-depth discussions of the 1999 Vancouver Island C. gattii outbreak that spread to the Canadian mainland and the United States, causing infections in both humans and animals. Discusses diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and other clinical perspectives on Cryptococcus infection Serves as a resource for molecular biologists, microbiologists, public health officials, epidemiologists, and infectious disease clinicians.

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