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Veronaea botryosa

This genus is very similar to Rhinocladiella, however the conidia are typically two-celled. Occasional skin infections have been reported from humans (Revankar and Sutton 2010).

RG-2 organism.

Morphological Description: 
Colonies grow rapidly and are suede-like to downy, greyish-brown to blackish-brown. Conidiophores are erect, straight or flexuose, occasionally branched and are usually geniculate, due to the sympodial development of the conidia. They are smooth-walled, pale to medium olivaceous-brown, up to 250 µm long and 2-4 µm wide. Conidia are pale brown, two-celled, cylindrical with a truncated base, smooth-walled or slightly verrucose, 5-12 x 3-4 µm.

Molecular Identification: 
Arzanlou et al. (2007) used D1/D2 and ITS sequence data in a phylogenetic revision.

References:
Ellis (1971), de Hoog et al. (2000, 2015), Revankar and Sutton (2010).

Antifungal Susceptibility: Veronaea botryosa limited data (Badali et al. 2013); MIC µg/mL.
Antifungal Range MIC90 Antifungal  Range MIC90
AmB 8-16 16 VORI 1-8 4
ITRA 0.25-1 1 POSA 0.03-0.25 0.25

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