Pathogenicity and biodiversity of representatives of the Mucorales

In addition A. fumigatus, fungi of the order Mucorales are also triggers of life-threatening infections. The Jena Microbial Resource Collection (JMRC, head Kerstin Voigt) group is particularly investigating the species Lichtheimia corymbifera, whose genome the group sequenced a few years ago. More information on the research projects can be found on the JMRC website.


Axel A. Brakhage
Dolly Estella Montaño Espinosa
Caroline Semm
Kerstin Voigt
Christiane Weigel


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