Journal of Pesticide Science
Online ISSN : 1349-0923
Print ISSN : 1348-589X
ISSN-L : 0385-1559
Isolation of azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus from imported plant bulbs in Japan and the effect of fungicide treatment
Daisuke Hagiwara
ジャーナル オープンアクセス 早期公開

論文ID: D20-017


Increasing numbers of azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus (ARAf) in the environment have become a global public health issue. We surveyed tulip bulbs that were imported from the Netherlands and found that 6.3–15.8% of bulbs were contaminated by ARAf with a tandem-repeat mutation in the promoter region of the cyp51A gene. We also showed that fungicide treatment of the tulip bulbs by benomyl or prochloraz effectively reduced the rate of isolation. This is the first report demonstrating a method of eliminating human fungal pathogens from plant bulbs.

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