Online Databases for Taxonomy and Identification of Pathogenic Fungi and Proposal for a Cloud-Based Dynamic Data Network Platform

Peralam Yegneswaran Prakash, Laszlo Irinyi, Catriona Halliday, Sharon Chen, Vincent Robert, Wieland Meyer, Colleen Suzanne Kraft
2017 Journal of Clinical Microbiology  
The increase in public online databases dedicated to fungal identification is noteworthy. This can be attributed to improved access to molecular approaches to characterize fungi, as well as to delineate species within specific fungal groups in the last 2 decades, leading to an ever-increasing complexity of taxonomic assortments and nomenclatural reassignments. Thus, well-curated fungal databases with substantial accurate sequence data play a pivotal role for further research and diagnostics in
more » ... he field of mycology. This minireview aims to provide an overview of currently available online databases for the taxonomy and identification of human and animal-pathogenic fungi and calls for the establishment of a cloud-based dynamic data network platform.
doi:10.1128/jcm.02084-16 pmid:28179406 pmcid:PMC5377827 fatcat:6gjagj4o2fewrbyrg6bteyk2xu