Fungal Pathogens of Nonhuman Animals

Abstract

Fungal infections of nonhuman animals, including domestic companion and farm animals, fish and other aquatic vertebrates are common and involve an increasing variety of environmental and occasionally endogenous fungi. In most cases, the causal fungi are of low virulence and require that the host be immunologically compromised in order to initiate active disease. Methods of control and possible treatment of these diseases are poorly understood.

Keywords: animals; diseases; fungi; mycoses; nonhumans

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Smith, John MB(Apr 2006) Fungal Pathogens of Nonhuman Animals. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0004235]