Date of Original Version

1-1-2012

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Article

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22496639

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© 2012 Fanning, Mitchell. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Biofilms are a principal form of microbial growth and are critical to development of clinical infection. They are responsible for a broad spectrum of microbial infections in the human host. Many medically important fungi produce biofilms, including Candida [1], Aspergillus [2],Cryptococcus [3], Trichosporon [4], Coccidioides [5], and Pneumocystis [6]. In this review we emphasize common features among fungal biofilms, and point toward genes and pathways that may have conserved roles.

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10.1371/journal.ppat.1002585

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PLoS Pathogens, 8, 4, 1002585-1002585.