Preface vii

Contributors ix

1. Immunity to fungi 1

Luigina Romani

2. In vitro models to analyse fungal infection 19

Susanne Gola, David M. Arana, Rebeca Alonso-Monge, Elvira Román, and Jesús Pla

3. Insects as models for studying the virulence of fungal pathogens of humans 45

Julie Renwick and Kevin Kavanagh

4. Novel antifungal therapies 69

Khaled H. Abu-Elteen and Mawieh M. Hamad

5. Candida albicans: new insights in infection, disease, and treatment 99

Donna MacCallum

6. Pathogenesis of Cryptococcus neoformans 131

Erin E. McClelland, Arturo Casadevall, and Helene C. Eisenman

7. The zygomycetes 159

Eric Dannaoui and Dea Garcia-Hermoso

8. The virulence of Aspergillus fumigatus 185

Nir Osherov

9. The biology of the thermally dimorphic fungal pathogen Pénicillium marneffei 213

David Canovas and Alex Andrianopoulos

10. Immune responses to dermatophytoses 227

Roderick J. Hay

11. Insights in Paracoccidioides brasiliensis pathogenicity 241

Luiz R. Travassos, Gustavo Goldman, Carlos P. Taborda, and Rosana Puccia

12. Fusarium and Scedosporium: emerging fungal pathogens 267

Emmanuel Roilides, John Dotis, and Aspasia Katragkou

Index 287

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