Virulence mechanisms for fungi, Part II


Journal Article

With the molecular tools available for gene manipulation in pathogenic fungi and the rapid development of functional genomics and genome sequencing, the potential to understand the virulence composite of fungal pathogens has never been greater. Virulence gene identification studies are exciting; however, the virulence composite is highly complex and variable. Careful designs and understanding of experimental limitations are needed or many false pathways will be followed as our building blocks develop. The eventual goal of these studies is to develop antifungal drug targets and vaccines - an arduous and complex journey to complete.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Perfect, JR; Cox, GM

Published Date

  • August 15, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 16

Start / End Page

  • 121 - 125

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0196-4399

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0196-4399(01)80001-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus