More Rhizomucor causing human mucormycosis from China:
R. chlamydosporus sp. nov.
Zheng R.Y., Liu X.Y. & Li R.Y. (2009) More Rhizomucor causing human mucormycosis from China: R. chlamydosporus sp. nov.
Sydowia 61 (1): 135–147
In China, Rhizomucor pusillus, R. variabilis var. variabilis and R. variabilis var. regularior were known to be pathogenic to human beings. A new species, R. chlamydosporus sp. nov., was recently identified as the fourth member of the pathogenic Rhizomucor found in China. Distinguishing characteristics of the new species as well as its similarities and dissimilarities to the known taxa of the same genus are discussed. Reasons for raising R. variabilis var. regularior to specific level as R. regu„larior stat. & comb. nov. as well as for reducing R. tauricus to varietal status as R. pusillus var. tauricus stat. & comb. nov. in this study are also discussed.
Keywords: Taxonomy, morphology, molecular systematics, maximum growth temperature, mating experiments