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A new dimension in fungal identification

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Benefits

  • Help for accurate identification of fungi
  • Frequently updated references for best results
  • Efficiencies through an integrated approach

The trouble with fungi

Due to their high variability and slow growth in culture, identifying pathogenic fungi is a challenge, even to scientists with extensive expertise. Today, sequencing of fungal genes for genus and species identification has become a widely accepted technique and complements conventional methods. Handling and analyzing large amounts of sequence data, however, is a challenge for the staff in a clinical microbiology laboratory, and often represents a serious bottleneck. Mycology laboratories would thus benefit from an improved tool for fungal sequence interpretation. The good news is SmartGene Fungi offers a Web-based solution that satisfies this need.

Identification of a sample sequence is achieved by comparing it against SmartGene's constantly updated reference databases of multiple targets (ITS, 25-28S (D1/D2)).

By virtue of using SmartGene Fungi, the laboratory builds for its own benefit a fully searchable archive of all samples sequenced, which significantly reinforces the lab's expertise in fungal identification for the long term.

SmartGene Fungi is an elegant, comprehensive solution for those laboratories wishing to implement the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Guideline MM18A: "Interpretive Criteria for Identification of Bacteria and Fungi by DNA Target Sequencing".

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If you are ready to evaluate SmartGene Fungi in your laboratory, please contact us via e-mail or fill out and send us this form.


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