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Species of the Metarhizium anisopliae complex with diverse ecological niches display different susceptibilities to antifungal agents

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Brancini, Guilherme T. P. [1] ; Tonani, Ludmilla [1] ; Rangel, Drauzio E. N. [2] ; Roberts, Donald W. [3] ; Braga, Gilberto U. L. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Ciencias Farmacaut Ribeirao Preto, Dept Anal Clin Toxicol & Bromatol, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Goias, Inst Patol Trop & Saude Publ, BR-74605050 Goiania, Go - Brazil
[3] Utah State Univ, Dept Biol, Logan, UT 84322 - USA
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: FUNGAL BIOLOGY; v. 122, n. 6, SI, p. 563-569, JUN 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Species of the Metarhizium anisopliae complex are globally ubiquitous soil-inhabiting and predominantly insect-pathogenic fungi. The Metarhizium genus contains species ranging from specialists, such as Metarhizium acridum that only infects acridids, to generalists, such as M. anisopliae, Metarhizium brunneum, and Metarhizium robertsii that infect a broad range of insects and can also colonize plant roots. There is little information available about the susceptibility of Metarhizium species to clinical and non clinical antifungal agents. We determined the susceptibility of 16 isolates comprising four Metarhizium species with different ecological niches to seven clinical (amphotericin B, ciclopirox olamine, fluconazole, griseofulvin, itraconazole, tebinafine, and voriconazole) and one. non-clinical (benomyl) antifungal agents. All isolates of the specialist M. acridum were clearly more susceptible to most antifungals than the isolates of the generalists M. anisopliae sensu lato, M. brunneum, and M. robertsii. All isolates of M. anisopliae, M. brunneum, and M. robertsii were resistant to fluconazole and some were also resistant to amphotericin B. The marked differences in susceptibility between the specialist M. acridum and the generalist Metarhizium species suggest that this characteristic is associated with their different ecological niches, and may assist in devising rational antifungal treatments for the rare cases of mycoses caused by Metarhizium species. (C) 2017 British Mycological Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/11386-5 - Mechanistic study of perception and response to visible light in the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium acridum
Grantee:Gilberto Úbida Leite Braga
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/06374-1 - Visible light during growth enhances conidial tolerance to different stress conditions in fungi
Grantee:Drauzio Eduardo Naretto Rangel
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants