Species/Subspecies: Blastomyces dermatitidis
Categories: Animal pathogen; human pathogen
Etymology: Genus name: germ fungus.
Species epithet: of skin.
Alternative Species Name(s):Ajellomyces dermatitidis är namnet på teleomorfen av denna svamp och bör alltså inte användas.
Significance:This fungus is of minor importance in Sweden, but occurs in eastern North America and sporadically in India and the Middle East.
  [Of minor importance]   
Geographic distribution: The fungus is common in eastern North America and is rare in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and India.
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology: Like mould: Oval or pear-shaped conidia (2-10 µm in diameter) are formed on conidiophores or directly on septated hyphae.
Like yeast: The yeast cells are thick-walled and 8-10 µm in diameter.
Spec. Char.: This is a thermally dimorhic fungus.
Reservoir: Moist and acid soil, which is enriched with organic matter.
Virulence Factors: BAD 1 (Blastomyces adhesin 1), which is a surface protein that promotes adhesion to cells in the respiratory system and modulates the immune system of the host animal.
Diagnostics: There are PCR systems for detection and identification of B. dermatitidis.
Genome Sequence:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/Isolate# of chromSize (Mbp)
GCA_000003525 ER-3  66.3 

18S rRNA Seq:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NT
M63096 ATCC 26199 1800 

ITS regions:
ACC-No GenBankStrain/IsolateNumber of NTGenes
NR_163503 UAMH 3538TM 664 ITS 1, 5.8S rRNA, ITS 2, 28S rRNA 

Reference(s): No. 50
Link: Blastomyces dermatitidis - An Overview

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