Cryptococcus: From Human Pathogen to Model Yeast

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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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