Coccidioides ecology and genomics

Bridget M. Barker, Anastasia P. Litvintseva, Meritxell Riquelme, Lluvia Vargas-Gastélum

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Although the natural history and ecology of Coccidioides spp. have been studied for over 100 years, many fundamental questions about this fungus remain unanswered. Two of the most challenging aspects of the study of Coccidioides have been the undefined ecological niche and the outdated geographic distribution maps dating from midcentury. This review details the history of Coccidioides ecological research, and discusses current strategies and advances in understanding Coccidioides genetics and ecology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S21-S29
JournalMedical Mycology
StatePublished - Jan 25 2019


  • Valley Fever
  • coccidioidomycosis
  • environmental detection
  • whole genome sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases


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