A human isolate of Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis forming a catenate synanamorph that links the genera Exophiala and Cladophialophora

J Med Vet Mycol. Sep-Oct 1995;33(5):355-8.


A strain of the black yeast Exophiala dermatitidis displayed a hydrophobic synanamorph consisting of acropetal chains of lemon-shaped conidia, morphologically similar to those of Cladophialophora bantiana. The occurrence of the two conidial types in a single strain suggests a taxonomic affinity between Exophiala and Cladophialophora and provides support to the supposition that Cladophialophora, a possible anamorph genus of Herpotrichiellaceae, is related to black yeasts rather than to Cladosporium, which has teleomorphs in the Mycosphaerellaceae.

MeSH terms

  • Exophiala / classification
  • Exophiala / cytology*
  • Humans