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U. reesii U. uncinatus

UNCINOCARPUS is a genus of fungi within the Onygenaceae family. Being a close non-pathogenic relative of the pathogenic dimorphic fungi Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii , which cause Coccidioidomycosis , it is used in genomic research to help develop human vaccination, which might alleviate the Valley fever silent epidemic.

REFERENCES

* ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet. Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany. 13: 1–58. * ^ Sharpton, T. J., Stajich, J. E., Rounsley, S. D.; et al. (October 2009). "Comparative Genomic Analyses of the Human Fungal Pathogens Coccidioides and Their Relatives". Genome Research. 19 (10): 1722–31. doi :10.1101/gr.087551.108 . PMC 2765278  . PMID 19717792 . CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link ) * ^ "Fungal pneumonia: a silent epidemic - Coccidioidomycosis (valley fever)" (PDF). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Retrieved 11 July 2013.

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