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Histoplasma pas-d.jpg
Histoplasma (bright red, small, circular). PAS diastase stain
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Ascomycetes
Order: Onygenales
Family: Ajellomycetaceae
Genus: Histoplasma
Darling (1906)
Type species
Histoplasma capsulatum
Darling (1906)

Histoplasma capsulatum
Histoplasma duboisii

Histoplasma is a genus of dimorphic fungi commonly found in bird and bat fecal material.[1] Histoplasma contains a few species, including—Histoplasma capsulatum—the causative agent of histoplasmosis[2]; and Histoplasma capsulatum var. farciminosum (old term, Histoplasma farciminosum), causing epizootic lymphangitis in horses[3].


  1. ^ Giannella RA (1996). Salmonella. In: Baron's Medical Microbiology (Baron S et al, eds.) (4th ed. ed.). Univ of Texas Medical Branch. (via NCBI Bookshelf) ISBN 0-9631172-1-1. 
  2. ^ Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed. ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9. 
  3. ^ OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals 2004 Chapter 2.5.13, [1]

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