We investigated whether plants imported to Ireland from the Netherlands might harbor triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus. Samples of plant bulbs were positive for triazole-resistant A. fumigatus with CYP51A mutations. We hypothesize that this represents a route for intercountry transfer of an emerging resistance mechanism in a major opportunistic mold pathogen.
Keywords: Aspergillus fumigatus; environment; intercountry transfer; triazole resistance.
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