Cokeromyces recurvatus

Cokeromyces recurvatus
Cokeromyces recurvatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Order: Mucorales
Family: Thamnidiaceae[1]
Genus: Cokeromyces
Species: C. recurvatus
Binomial name
Cokeromyces recurvatus
Poitras (1950)[2]

Cokeromyces recurvatus is a pathogenic fungus.[3][4] Described as a new species in 1950, it was isolated from rabbit dung collected in Illinois.[2]

It appears similar to Coccidioides immitis.[5]


  1. ^ Thieken A, Winkelmann G. (1992). "Rhizoferrin: a complexone type siderophore of the Mucorales and entomophthorales (Zygomycetes)". FEMS Microbiology Letters 73 (1–2): 37–41. doi:10.1016/0378-1097(92)90579-D. PMID 1387861. 
  2. ^ a b Shanor L, Poitras AW, Benjamin RK. (1950). "A new genus of the Choanephoraceae". Mycologia 42 (2): 271–8. JSTOR 3755440. 
  3. ^ Tsai TW, Hammond LA, Rinaldi M, et al. (1997). "Cokeromyces recurvatus infection in a bone marrow transplant recipient". Bone Marrow Transplantion 19 (3): 301–2. doi:10.1038/sj.bmt.1700647. PMID 9028564. 
  4. ^ Alvarez OA, Maples JA, Tio FO, Lee M. (1995). "Severe diarrhea due to Cokeromyces recurvatus in a bone marrow transplant recipient". American Journal of Gastroenterology 90 (8): 1350–1. PMID 7639250. 
  5. ^ Ryan LJ, Ferrieri P, Powell R, Zeki S, Pambuccian S. (2009). "Fatal Cokeromyces recurvatus pneumonia: report of a case highlighting the potential for histopathologic misdiagnosis as coccidoides". International Journal of Surgical Pathology 19 (3): 373–6. doi:10.1177/1066896908330483. PMID 19147507. 

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